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!