Considered to have potential as a future World Heritage Site
Location and Area: A trans-frontier serial site reflecting the range of unique values of the Red Sea would be the best option for a new world heritage site. The Regional Organisation for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERGSA) has identified 12 proposed or declared marine protected areas that are of regional and/or global significance and this would provide a strong basis for further study to select suitable areas for a nomination (see map)
Inscription Status: RasMohamedNational Park is included on Egypt’s Tentative List (2015), and the Sanganeb area (Sudan) has been nominated (most recently in 2015) as a ‘stand-alone’ site.
Important Values: The Red Sea is home to a massive concentration of threatened and exceptional coral reef biodiversity. A wide range of marine habitats supports hard and soft coral, fish, turtles and marine mammals. .
Slideshow of The Red Sea
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