Marine Conservation

JREDS believes that development can be accomplished effectively under well-established ecological information. Therefore, it has invested in developing a marine conservation program which work toward implementing research and monitoring programs at the Gulf of Aqaba, analyzing information and developing a solid database which will be used afterward for a management purposes. The marine conservation program is leaded by a qualified team whom are capable and well- trained on designing surveys, conducting field work and also developing clear recommendations which will give a clear guidance to the management authorities at the Gulf of Aqaba. So far, the program succeeded to establish several research programs that supported decision makers to adopt best solutions in order to conserve the ecological integrity of habitats and species. In addition, a comprehensive database is being established which contains all data on the status of the marine environment and human impact. All research done is accompanied with scientific reports and articles published in peer- reviewed journals are also managed.