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24 Feb2022

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US diplomats visiting HEPCA's activities in the Southern Red Sea

It has been an absolute honor and pleasure to have US Mr.Ambassador Jonathan Cohen and the director of the American Agency of International Development Mission Leslie Reed visiting HEPCA’s activities in the Southern Red Sea. Mr.Ambassador said that “For three decades now, the United States has been supporting Hepca (Hurghada Environmental Protection & Conservation Association) in its mission to raise awareness of the importance of environmental conservation in the Red Sea area. This facility, which has so many spectacular features, enables Egyptians of all ages to come and learn about the important marine diversity here in the Red Sea.” about the Red Sea wonder museum. This Red Sea wonder museum provides an introduction about the Red Sea ecosystem and biodiversity and the culture of local communities, with divided sections for: human and cultural diversity, geological origin, diversity of land and marine life, diversity of habitats in the marine ecosystem, and how can we sustain the Red Sea. In light of the stunning Red Sea landscape and its unique reefs, U.S. Ambassador Jonathan Cohen and Director of the U.S. International Development Agency Mission Leslie Reid expressed their appreciation for HEPCA's efforts to preserve this exceptional area. As HEPCA and USAID worked together in multiple projects that aimed to protect marine life, empower local communities, restore reef programs, install moorings, and ecotourism.

19 Jan2022

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HEPCA is an official nominator of the EarthShot Prize.

 As an Official Nominator, we are one of over 300 organisations from 80 countries, invited to submit nominations across all five Earthshot categories in Egypt, selected for our ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses.  We will be nominating individuals, communities, businesses and organisations whose solutions make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.    The Earthshot Categories are:    Protect and Restore Nature.  Clean our Air.  Revive our Oceans.  Build a Waste-Free World.  Fix our Climate.   If you have a solution that is inspiring, inclusive and impactful, please fill in details in the form below. Before filling out our form, we strongly recommend reading the full nomination details and answering the questions in a separate document. You can find out more about the Prize, our role as an Official Nominator, and the five-stage process to selecting winners at www.earthshotprize.org.    Finalists and winners are given an incredible platform to amplify their work, as well as tailored support from The Earthshot Prize and our network of NGOs, businesses, governments, funders and expert mentors. The five winners also receive a one-of-a-kind award and a one-million-pound grant to scale their impact.  

01 Jan2022

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Solid Waste Management in a year

HEPCA was acknowledged by the Ministry of Environment ( EEAA) and das Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (giz) for the strategic endeavors in solid waste management as part of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR), throughout 2021, We have contributed to the environmental protection and nature conservation of Egypt’s resources via responsible management of wastes in Hurghada and Marsa Alam. A little can go a long way, when best practices are applied to waste management and up/downcycling! Here’s a visual representation of HEPCA’s contributions to the could-have-been utilized resources.

28 Oct2020

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Marsa Alam Clean-up campaigns in October

The solid waste work team HEPCA - The Southern sector - conducted several cleaning campaigns during the month of October in Marsa Alam city, around schools on the occasion of the new school year, and on the beaches after the summer season. Public beaches cleaned were Marsa Samadai, Marsa Assalaya, Marina Marsa Alam, and Naizak. Litter boxes were also placed on the four beaches, after we received many complaints about the lack of garbage containers in those areas. We kindly ask all beaches’ visitors to dispose their waste in the designated boxes, we also ask the boats crews not to throw the waste of boats into the sea as it severely harms the marine environment, which is the main source of national income and for the marine sports employees, please keep the garbage in sealed bags and throw it In the litter box closest to you on land. Unfortunately, we make regular cleaning campaigns for these beaches, but the wrong behaviour of some destroys all the efforts made in this regard.

01 Jul2020

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Updates about the Red Sea Moorings

As Part of HEPCA's mission to protect the Red Sea Coral Reefs, HEPCA's moorings team conducted a visit to the most important diving spots to apply maintenances for currents buoys and add new ones in needed areas in 1st 6 months of 2020. The diving spots visited were the areas of North Hurghada, Hurghada, Safaga, Quseir, Marsa Alam, Wadi El-Gemal, Hamata and Brothers Islands where we checked the buoys to applied maintenance and installed new buoys. The moorings team visited 152 locations out of 164, checked 815 buoys out of 880, maintained 464 buoys, reinstalled 370, and added 12 new ones in Brothers Islands, Bakol, El- Erg El-Kabeer, Gobal due to the increased need in those areas, to reach a total of 892 buoys spread across the Red Sea.   All moorings' maintenance operations were applied via HEPCA's boats (1, 3, 4, and Amr Ali Red Sea Defender). Nonetheless Ducks Safa Quseir donated two boats (Blue Bird & Salem) to assist us in this regard.

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