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Marine and Coastal Resources of Eritrea: Promising Economic Potential

The marine bio-diversity in the Red Sea: over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals
Over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals are found in the Eritrean Red Sea. Its marine bio-diversity also spans from the unicellular phytoplankton seedlings to the enormous wales.

BY ERITREA PROFILE

The marine biodiversity in the Red Sea spans from the unicellular phytoplankton seedlings to the enormous wales. Over 1000 different species of fish and 250 types of corals are found in the Red Sea.

Besides, invertebrates, mollusks, and gastropods, as well as marine plants such as the three types of mangrove trees, are among the major resources of the Red Sea. Continue reading Marine and Coastal Resources of Eritrea: Promising Economic Potential

A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea

This is a story about how human intelligence and photosynthesis combined to create abundance and natural regeneration in a place where previously only sand, seawater and sunlight existed.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable Seawater Farming project took place in Eritrean that showcased the successful development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Can this project be replicated to breathe life into some of the other 25,000 miles of poor coastal desert around the world? (© seaphotoart / stock.adobe.com)

BY NICK JEFFRIES

The application and potential benefits of circular economy thinking have been widely described in the European context. What has been less commonly explored is the application in lower income countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

During 1998 – 2003, a remarkable project took place in the tiny desert country of Eritrea that showcased a systems thinking approach to the development of seawater-based agriculture in an arid coastal zone leading to big profits, a revitalised environment and the creation of many jobs. Continue reading A Story of Regeneration and Reforestation from Eritrea

Securing Biodiversity through Protecting Areas

The project aims at establishing management systems for protected areas and contribute to restoration of the ecosystem, and securing the long-term survival of Eritrea’s globally significant biodiversity.

BY UNDP – ERITREA,

Eritrea houses a large variety of globally significant biodiversity. With a newly launched project, GEF, UNDP and the Government is increasing efforts to protect these valuable natural resources.

The project initiation workshop took place on the 22nd of July, with the ultimate objective to establish national conservation areas covering nearly one million hectares of currently un-protected terrestrial and marine ecosystems. Continue reading Securing Biodiversity through Protecting Areas