Clean up of Magawish, Taweela, Abu Munqar and Giftun Islands.
Time: Monday 12th of May at 9 AM
Meeting Point : New Marina, Third Gate. Hurghada.
The Red Sea Islands are not only spectacular sites with beautiful beaches that host dive sites exploding with life, but they also play a crucial role in the survival of marine and bird life, and are the last remaining safe nesting grounds for many creatures in the northern Egyptian Red Sea and are particularly important grounds for marine turtle nesting.
Sadly despite the importance of these magnificent treasures these Islands are in danger. Many tourism operators -those who depend on the ecosystem for their bread and butter! are those that carry out unsustainable practices dumping waste into the sea, onto our reefs and pose a serious threat to marine and bird life in and along the Red Sea. With the absence and lack of capacity of enforcement agencies it is up to us, the Red Sea community to step in and protect our resources and our collective future!
This Friday the 9th join us in a massive Island clean up! Together we can make a real difference by carrying out clean ups on four Islands: Magawish, Taweela, Abu Munqar and Giftun, not only to remove the devastating piles of waste but also to raise awareness among operators about the consequences of their unsustainable practices. Join us on Friday bring your families, friends and guests and come to protect our Red Sea and also have a great time.
Boats will depart from the New Marina in Hurghada, to the islands at 9:30 on Friday and will be back around 4pm. When you arrive at the Marina please make your way to the third gate at the northern end of the marina (closest to the new mosque) and look for the HEPCA banner. From there one of our team members will direct you to the boat which will take you directly to the Islands.
To get a reasonably accurate idea about how many people will be participating in the island-cleanup and to organize logistics it is important that you contact us confirming your attendance . And you can check the Facebook Event page and ONLY click “ATTENDING” if you are SERIOUSLY planning to attend this cleanup! If you are not sure yet, please click MAYBE and let us know nearer the time!
What you need to bring:
Shoes to wear on the beach
- Hat/cap to protect your head from the sun
- Gloves if possible (gardening style gloves are perfect)
- Something to eat (water will be provided)
- Swimming costume and towel – you may need a cool-off dip
- Don’t forget to use sun cream!
And last but by no means least…
- A smile and a positive attitude – we are going to have fun!
We would also like to invite dive centers, and their staff and guests, to join us for an underwater clean up around the islands. Feel free to join us at any time throughout the day, maybe an extra 3rd dive or a quick lunchtime dip. Or join us by cleaning up the dive site where you are! Regardless of where you are cleaning please send photos and a short account of your dive so that we can post a full account of the day.
Invite your friends to the event, and help us in spreading the invitation . And If you have any questions – please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 065 344 5035.