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21 Nov2007

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HEPCA defends Thistlegorm closure

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DIVE magazine sheds light on HEPCA's mooring scheme for the SS Thistlegorm wreck to save the dive site from being destroyed due to a number of factors.

05 Oct2007

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Red Sea NGO Secures Shark Fishing Ban

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HEPCA (the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association) has become a force to be reckoned with, with the recently issued decree that will finally ban shark fishing in the Red Sea marking a significant victory for the NGO.

26 Jun2007

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Concrete Future for Red Sea Coast?

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Millions of tourists flock to Egypt every year for diving in the Red Sea where coral reefs along much of the coast support a colourful and diverse range of species - including dolphins, sharks, manta rays, turtles and dugongs.

18 Jun2007

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Red Sea Exploration Program has Egyptian Environmentalists Agitated

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Burren Energy is the recipient of some resistance from an environmental group as the company prepares to begin exploration near a protected area of Egypt’s Red Sea coast. An environmental watch dog group – the Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (Hepca) – is calling for an immediate halt to Burren’s exploration plans.

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