Recent PERSGA Publications:

  • Sanoubk Issue 32, Mar 2014 (English)

    This issue includes activities and projects conducted by PERSGA during 2013 in addition to scientific articles and national activities taking place in the member countries. This link points to the English version of Al-Sanbouk 32.

  • Sanoubk Issue 32, Mar 2014 (Arabic)

    This issue includes activities and projects conducted by PERSGA during 2013 in addition to scientific articles and national activities taking place in the member countries. This link points to the Arabic version of Al-Sanbouk 32.

  • EMARSGA NewsLetter, Issue-4

    During December, 2013 PERSGA published the fourth issue of the EMARSGA Newsletter; this describes the activities of the center and its cooperation with IMO and other regional and international partners during 2012-2013.

  • Training Programme, 2014

    PERSGA has updated its training plan and list of technical meetings for the year 2014 to include new projects and partnerships; the training manual has been updated accordingly.

  • PERSGA Activities in KSA

    This PERSGA booklet describes examples of its major activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The book documents the outputs of activities and projects conducted in Saudi Arabia in cooperation and collaboration with the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME). It also includes a detailed list of the specialists who participated in the training and capacity building activities.

  • Training Programme, 2013

    At the end of 2012 PERSGA issued its training program for the year 2013; this is an online version.

  • Red Sea Atlas 2013

    PERSGA issued a new Atlas for The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in 2013; it contains high resolution color photographs of many endemic species in the PERSGA region.

  • Sanbouk Issue 31

    This is issue 31 of PERSGA Newsletter, in Arabic

  • Directory of International and Regional Legislation

    A directory of treaties, conventions and protocols covering international and regional legislation for the protection of the marine environment and the conservation of natural resources.

  • PERSGA Project Management Guidelines

    These guidelines are designed to assist PERSGA technical, finance and administrative staff in planning, preparing and implementing high-quality projects and activities that promote PERSGA’s mandate and mission. The document sets out procedures and requirements for project preparation, approval, revision, reporting, monitoring and evaluation. The expected outcome is that PERSGA’s projects and activities will comply with its mandate, be focused and effective, and have substantial and sustainable long-term impacts in the region.

  • Educational Strategy (Arabic)

    The Regional Strategy for Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. This document has been prepared in Arabic.ironment and the conservation of natural resources.

  • ShoreLine Cleanup 2012

    Arabic guidelines for shoreline cleanup processes developed in cooperation with the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP).

  • Training Program 2012

    PERSGA offers a number of multidisciplinary training workshops aligned with its programs and activities. This document includes detailed fact sheets for these workshops in 2012.

  • Sanbouk Issue 30

    Issue 30 of the PERSGA newsletter Al-Sanbouk covers the following topics: PERSGA as an observer at UNFCCC COP/CMP, controlling pollution from land based sources, enhancing regional cooperation in fisheries management, and the reduction of unintentionally produced persistent organic pollutants (POPs).

  • EMARSGA Newsletter, Issue 3

    This issue of the newsletter gives a brief summary of the activities of EMARSGA, regional training on safe and effective use of dispersants in response to oil spills in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, and regional training on response to chemical spills of hazardous and noxious substances and the evaluation of shoreline status in cases of oil pollution.

  • NPA Djibouti Project Document

    The National Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment of Djibouti from Land Based Activities.

  • NPA Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Project Document

    The National Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Saudi Arabian Red Sea Coast from Land Based Activities.

  • Sanbouk Issue 29

    Issue 29 of the PERSGA Newsletter Al-Sanbouk covers the following topics: Strategic management of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment (towards implementation of the Ecosystem Approach), and the 14th PERSGA Council meeting.

  • EMARSGA Newsletter, Issue 2

    This issue of the newsletter gives a brief summary of the launching of the center, its objectives, mandate and recent achievements.

  • EMARSGA Emergency Directory 2011

    The marine emergency directory for the PERSGA region (2011).

  • NPA Egypt Project Document

    Development of Egypt's National Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities on the Red Sea Coast (NPA-RSC) was carried out within the framework of PERSGA's Regional Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

  • NPA Sudan Project Document

    The Sudanese National Program of Action (NPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities has been prepared as a national document under the umbrella of PERSGA's Regional Program of Action (RPA). The plan includes specific actions to be taken, along with a rough assessment of the scope of each action.

  • Education for Sustainable Development

    The Sudanese National Program of Action (NPA) for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities has been prepared as a national document under the umbrella of PERSGA's Regional Program of Action (RPA). The plan includes specific actions to be taken, along with a rough assessment of the scope of each action.

  • Mangrove Restoration Guidelines in PERSGA Region

    PERSGA has prepared regional guidelines for mangrove restoration. This guidebook provides the best possible approaches and tools that can be applied for mangrove restoration in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, taking into account their particular biological characteristics, ecological limits, and current conservation issues.

  • Masterpieces from the Red Sea

    A brief description of some of the major species living in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden region; all the photos in this publication were provided from the PERSGA photo library and the author concentrated on the coral reef environment and its diversity.

  • Sanbouk Issue 28

    This issue of the newsletter covers the following topics: Khartoum hosts the 13th PERSGA Council Meeting, PERSGA activities, the umbrae story, and on-the-ground projects).

  • EMARSGA Newsletter Issue 1

    The newsletter gives a brief summary of the launching of the center, its objectives, mandate and achievements.

  • On ground Projects (Part 1)

    This document provides a summary of ten on-ground projects and demonstration activities implemented by PERSGA in its member states.

  • Marine Litter in the PERSGA Region

    This Regional Action Plan was prepared by PERSGA as a pilot project with support from UNEP Regional Seas Programme (RSP). It was prepared within the scope of activities of PERSGA’s Regional Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden and UNEP’s Global Initiative on Marine Litter.

  • Sea Cucumber Fishery of Yemen

    This report is a review of the sea cucumber fishery in Yemen. The review was undertaken in view of the potential for the sea cucumber fishery and the vulnerability of the resource to uncontrolled exploitation. It assesses the status of the sea cucumber fishery and provides several recommendations for management.

  • The Status of the Coral Reefs in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (2009) TS 16

    This report presents data from a 2008 coral reef survey covering a total of 36 monitoring sites (5 in Djibouti, 8 in Egypt, 3 in Jordan, 9 in Saudi Arabia, 4 in Sudan, and 7 in Yemen) selected by PERSGA and national team experts. The sites were chosen to ensure they demonstrated a range of essential characteristics. These were based on their suitability for long-term monitoring activities and include: accessibility of the sites for future surveys, safety measures, national capabilities of team members, and the logistics required in relation to national facilities available.

  • Sanbouk issue 27 ( September 2009)

    This issue of the newsletter covers the following topics: the 12th PERSGA Council Meeting, PERSGA On-Ground Activities Program, capacity building projects, and two scientific articles— mangrove restoration and sustainable management, and the use of sensitivity mapping for oil spill response.

  • Sanbouk issue 26 (Nov 2009)

    This issue of the newsletter covers the following topics: PERSGA Strategy for Climate Change, capacity building, On the Ground projects in Djibouti.

  • Sanbouk issue 25 (October 2008)

    This issue of the newsletter covers the following topics: an oil spill trajectory model for the region, Mukalla hosts the 11th PERSGA Council Meeting, capacity building, On-the-Ground Program.

  • Sanbouk issue 24 (Feb. 2008)

    This issue of the newsletter covers the following topics: the 9th Global Meeting of the Regional Seas Conventions and Action Plans, Jeddah Declaration, On-the-Ground Activities, capacity building.

  • State of Marine Environmental Report (SOMER) 2006

    Increasing coastal populations, rapid development and human exploitation threaten the sustainability of the current use and the special conservation values of the coastal and marine environment. This report aims to support continuing efforts towards the sustainable use and conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. It is hoped that this report will provide a foundation for improved decision making at all levels.

  • Sharks Identification Guide

    A fully illustrated field guide for the identification of the sharks and rays most relevant to the fisheries of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. An extensive literature review and two field surveys in the region were carried out for the preparation of this document. A total of 49 sharks and 45 batoids reliably reported for the region are listed and those common in the fisheries or likely to be found through fishing operations are fully treated (44 sharks and 33 batoids). Common and local names; basic information on size, habitat and biology; importance to fisheries; distribution; and color plates are included for a large number of the species.

The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden