12 Jun '11, 7pm

struggling with this. One on the most beautiful coral reefs in the world is being destroyed by the human being.

Egypt is also the site of the most extensive tourism development on the Red Sea. Large sectors of the coast of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aqaba and the Gulf of Suez have been developed into beach resorts. It is estimated that the Red Sea coast and the Gulf of Aqaba will attract over one million tourists during the next few years. Tourism development constitutes a serious threat to both the marine environment and the tourism industry itself, if not planned and developed on a sound environmental basis with the effective enforcement of environmental regulations.

Full article: http://www.unep.ch/regionalseas/main/persga/redthreat.html

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