THE RED SEA Operation Red Sea builds on previous efforts in the Red Sea State of Sudan, performed in the early 2000’s by African Parks Foundation and OCEANROAMERS.While the efforts in the time focused solely on the management and development of the M.P. A’s (Marine Protected Areas) of Sanganeb Atoll, Dungonab Bay and Mukkawar Island Marine national parks. NARRATIVE PRESENTATION NARRATIVE OPREDSEA seeks to address mistakes and shortcomings, experienced during the last 20 years. Furthermore seeking to minimize human impacts, but at the same time valorize and develop the marine natural resources with a community centric approach. In Sudan the human impacts on the Red Sea state marine natural resources can be summed up as follows, in order of importance: Climate change and Extreme heatwaves Poaching and unsustainable fishing practices Habitat destruction and pollution While in Egypt, the impacts can be summed up as follows: OPERATION RED SEA empowers the coastal communities of the Red Sea state, to valorize their natural heritage by empowering them to benefit financially from the said resources. We live in a capitalist society after all. PRESENTATION OPREDSEA (IADPWEB) by THEOCEANROAMER The Red Sea represents a complex and unique tropical marine ecosystem with extraordinary biological diversity and a remarkably high degree of endemism. The sea is the habitat of over 1,000 invertebrate species and 200 types of soft and hard coral, and around 10% of these are found nowhere else.It is the world's northernmost tropical sea and has been designated a Global 200 ecoregion.The rich diversity is in part due to the 2,000 km (1,240 mi) of coral reef extending along its coastline; these fringing reefs are 5000–7000 years old and are largely formed of stony acropora and porites corals. The reefs form platforms and sometimes lagoons along the coast and occasional other features such as cylinders. These coastal reefs are also visited by pelagic species of Red Sea fish, including some of the 44 species of shark.It contains 175 species of nudibranch, many of which are only found in the Red Sea.