The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan issued the first field guide on the hard corals of the Gulf of Aqaba
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was founded in 1993 by a group of concerned Jordanian ecological divers, led by Her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali, one of the first female divers in Jordan. In 1995, the initiative became the first specialized Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment in Jordan. Jordan’s 27 km coastline at the Gulf of Aqaba is the country’s only sea-outlet, a very attractive tourist destination at the Red Sea, and home to one of the best snorkeling and diving coastlines in the world. Yet, the fragile underwater ecosystems are permanently threatened by economic activities, environmental pollution, and climate change.
Recently, JREDS has released the first field guide on Jordan’s hard corals, which provides a comprehensive review and details on numerous hard coral species at the Gulf of Aqaba. [Read more…] about The Hard Corals of Jordan – A Field Guide, 2019