FOREST - Ocean
Coral reef in Abu Dabbab bay, year 2015
Coral reef in Marsa Mubarak, year 2015
Visit to Bedoiuns
National park Wadi El Gemal
FOREST - Ocean is the project aimed at conservation of unique worldwide coral reefs (particularly those in the Red Sea) and terrestrial ecosystems of the Arab Republic of Egypt. Nowadays we mainly do on-line support of other organizations (e.g. donations or petition signatures) and education of public. Our intention for future is to establish closer co-operation with institutions which deal with conservation of the same ecosystems or are involved directly into the object of our interest - zoological gardens, diving centres, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and other non-governmental foreign organizations (e.g. Red Sea Enviromental Centre, HEPCA).
- International film festival "Water, Sea & the Oceans"- is an exhibition of documentary films on this topic. The founder of the IFF is director and producer Steve Loveček Lichtag.
- Egypt's Biodiversity
- Global Coral Bleaching - global coral reef health monitoring
- NOAA Coral Reef Watch - global coral reef health monitoring
Chela de cangrejo azul Callinectes sapidus, Playa de Valencia - Mar Mediterráneo
Chela of a crab consists of propodus, fixed finger (which is part of propodus) and dactyl (movable finger of chela). The blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) is an invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea.
Mountain coral (Porites lutea) - up to 4 m across. Calyces tiny; forms microatolls on reef flats or domes 5 to 7 m high in deeper water; pale green to lavender or brown.
Biology: reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs to at least 18m. Among the most shoreward of corals, dominant on many reef flats.
Range: Red Sea to Central America
Huge Dome of Mountain Coral - Porites lutea, coral reefs near the bay Marsa Mubarak, Red Sea, Egypt
The organization FOREST / OCEAN - Research and Protection of Marine Ecosystems announce The 3rd Global Coral Bleaching Event Global Coral Bleaching as the issue of year 2016.
The Eastern Desert of Egypt is bounded by the Nile Delta to the north and by Sudan to the south. To the west it meets the Nile Valley, while the whole east coast extends north to south along the Red Sea, a deep narrow trough, about 1,932 km long, separating Africa from Asia.
This region possesses unique landscapes, which harbor a biodiversity of global importance, including a thriving wildlife, arid hills and mountains, winding wadis, and a view onto the emerald waters of the Red Sea, home to a rich marine life and one of the world's finest diving and snorkeling locations.