Today, 21 years later, HEPCA has many members and has grown into an NGO that tackles many issues that threaten the Red Sea, but the original mandate still stands.
For many years many dive operators in the Red Sea adhered to the safe practices that HEPCA has established, but over the past few months several incidents of divers and diving professionals showing a shocking lack of respect for the environment have circulated on social media.
Dans un communique reprobateur, envoye au Progres Egyptien, HEPCA a qualifie cet incident de [beaucoup moins que]crime ecologique[beaucoup plus grand que] malheureusement repete, etant donne que le requin peche, fait partie d'une des especes les plus rares menacees d'extinction.
Geant mais gentil Mme Noura Ali, PDG de l'Association HEPCA s'est indignee de voir les medias annoncer la nouvelle de la peche de ce requin, en la presentant en tant qu'un exploit phenomenal, alors que pour les ecologistes, c'est un crime inconcevable, critiquant d'avoir presente la nouvelle en tant qu'incident positif.
HEPCA quotes another reason why a cleanup like this is so important: "Earth Day clean-up also coincides with the beginning of turtle nesting season in the Red Sea.
Hotels, dive centres and companies along other parts of the Red Sea that are planning activities and cleanups on Earth Day are invited to send descriptions and photos of the events to HEPCA so they can document everything that is being done to raise awareness and preserve the unique environment in and around the Red Sea.
Les membres du jury ont ete unanimes sur les normes selon lesquelles les prix seront accordes, et ont ainsi choisi HEPCA
pour etre le grand laureat dudit prix.
members put the spill at much higher rates.
It is catastrophic," HEPCA Managing Director Amr Ali told AFP.
HEPCA, a non-governmental organization based in Hurghada, has been working for the protection of natural resources in the Red Sea.
She specified that the decision to stop shark sales was a direct reaction to the "Stop Shark Sales" campaign initiated by HEPCA
two weeks ago.
The organizations that will benefit from the initiative this year are the Right to Live Association, HEPCA
, Nahdet El Mahrousa, CARE and Al Mowasah.