Development overview

Environmentalists could be forgiven for thinking that lessons have not been learnt from the mass development of the Hurghada coastline. Over 3 million cubic meters of beach coastline and coral reef have already been destroyed to accommodate tourists in 5 star hotels. This is one of the Red Sea’s most tragic environmental catastrophes of which we are still paying the price for.

The coral reef of the Red Sea is like an oasis in the Sahara Desert. The reefs of the Egyptian Red Sea make up just 0.1% of the total area, and yet they are responsible for the preservation of all the marine life in these waters. Without the reef the fish and marine life would have no shelter or nutrients and would ultimately die.

We want to make it clear that HEPCA isn’t against tourism and development. We are simply advocating for tourism and development conducted in a responsible and sustainable manner; with a long-term vision that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Red Sea’s precious resources.

  • Community Development

    Community Development

    Emerging itself within the local communities of the Red Sea is important to ensure the success of HEPCA’s projects and campaigns. HEPCA’s mandate demands that it seeks to improve the quality of life for humans and animals on land and in the sea.

  • Evolution Of The South

    Evolution of the South

    Within the community of the south, an important new movement is arising. The community, represented by an international network of divers, nature lovers, and eco-tourists, are committed to promoting a tourism model based around the natural heritage and biological diversity of the southern Red Sea.

  • Projects

    Development Projects

    Learn more about HEPCA’s development focused projects...