Fri, Sep 25|
Mangroves and Sea-grass Meadows of the Red Sea
In this webinar we will introduce you to both ecosystems, their functions, adaptations, role in ecology, threats and how you can contribute in their conservation.
Time & Location
Sep 25, 2020, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM GMT+2
About the Event
Mangroves are one of the most important parts of the coastal habitat, which occur in patches along the intertidal zone. Mangroves play a vital role in the health of the marine ecosystem, because they filter and block sediments from the unstable substrates of the wadi and desert, and preventing siltation of sea grass beds and coral reefs. Seagrasses are vitally important coastal habitats that are more productive than agricultural land and they are closely linked to coral reefs. They stabilize sediments, trap nutrients for recycling, and serve as a nursery for many species of crustaceans and fishes. Turtles, sea cows, mollusces and fishes feed directly on seagrass. In this webinar we will introduce you to both ecosystems, their functions, adaptations, role in ecology, threats and how you can contribute in their conservation.
Speaker: Ahmed Fouad
Founder of Red Sea Project / PADI Master Instructor and Commission Member of the World Commission on Protected Areas of the IUCN - the International Union for Conservation of Nature. specialties of Management Effectiveness Network, Marine Network, North Africa, West Asia and Middle East Region, Tourism and Protected Areas Network and IUCN WCPA-SSC Biodiversity and Protected Areas Network.
EDUCATION | OBSERVATION | CONSERVATION™
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