Our Mission

HEPCA’s mandate is the protection and conservation of the terrestrial and marine ecology of the Red Sea. This includes the underwater bio-network of coral reefs and the sensitive land ecosystems of the Red Sea coastline.

At HEPCA’s core is a no compromise attitude for the future. Our primary objective has remained essentially unchanged from day one: working towards the protecting and preservation of Egypt’s natural resources.

In 1995 HEPCA was registered with the Red Sea Governorate and the Ministry of Social Affairs as a Non-Governmental and Non-Profit Making Organization. Our initial objective of protection and conservation has evolved and includes many other projects and initiatives which include; resource monitoring & management, public awareness campaigns, solid waste management strategies, scientific research, and community development.

We have instigated everything from research and grass-roots mobilization, to such ambitious projects like waste management plants that are handling vast accumulation of human waste & debris plaguing the Red Sea. Furthermore HEPCA is involved in raising public awareness with activities targeting the local community, schools, and tourism sector and service providers. At HEPCA’s core has always been community development and a number projects to encourage sustainability amongst local Bedouins have been some of our most important achievements.

HEPCA is most active in lobbying for legislation to protect our environment. Over the last five years we have been at the forefront of campaigns, which have resulted in the amendment of over 32 laws, articles and decrees. We work very closely with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) and Natural Protectorates Department. Our collaborative efforts have ensured that laws protecting off-shore islands and coral reefs are enforced, and we have also assisted them in developing management and monitoring strategies.

Supported by its members and affiliated to both governmental and non-governmental agencies, HEPCA achieves its purpose and objectives through pro-active engagement and involvement with all arising environmental concerns.

We are continually searching for new ways to improve both HEPCA’s efficiency and effectiveness and to maximize our contribution to society.

Visionary thinking and progressive action underlies HEPCA’s continued role as a vehicle for change. Every passing day we are witnessing the transformative capabilities of HEPCA’s philosophy, as members within our community and abroad take on a more active role in conservation.

Empowering HEPCA’s momentous calling will always be that sense of ownership we invoke out of the community and our members. It’s this individual empowerment that has allowed HEPCA to serve as a platform for mobilizing grass-roots community reform.

By supporting the work of HEPCA, you too can help ensure the preservation and sustainability of the Red Sea environment for future generations!