REEF BIODIVERSITY AND ECOTOURISM

Project Description

 CONCRETE ARTIFICIAL REEF GARDEN OF JOUNIEH BAY - PROJECT FUNDED BY EUROPEAN UNION. 

 

REEF AND BIODIVERSITY

 

The sea of Lebanon is not hopeless for regaining its biodiversity riches, neither is Jounieh bay. We have always heard about fish species that we can no longer find at our sea. Yet, a good number of fish species still survives in secluded places where they find suitable and safe habitat; their populations may not be in high numbers, but we can still help them multiply. Here are some of the marvelous beings of Lebanon seas.

 

The goal of the Concrete Artificial Reef Garden is to restore the biological cycle of the sea to its natural course, and expand marine biodiversity to its optimal capacity. The garden will be the safe nesting place to help marine beings increase their populations. The reef will not only return fish to our sea, but will also revive plants and animals that grow together. Once the garden teems with life, marine beings will swarm out to repopulate other sites of Jounieh Bay and the sea of Lebanon.

 

The garden will help create more fishing opportunities for fishermen. All biodiversity at the garden is protected, but once the fish stock leaves the garden perimeter it will be available for the fishermen to make their living fairly.

 

 

 REEF AND RESEARCH

 

The Concrete Artificial Reef Garden of Jounieh Bay provides a unique medium for scientific research in many disciplines: physical, chemical and biological sciences, civil, mechanical and electronic engineering, literature, audiovisual and more… It presents hot topics for thesis studies.

 

Starting with the beginning of the life of the reef would be an exceptional opportunity to design long-term and/or successive studies. Monitoring the development of the reef would provide genuine data on the progress of life on reefs at our sea.  Biologists, ecologists and marine scientists are encouraged to plan their research topics. Students in literature and media can be involved in reporting the development of the reef with articles to newspapers, book introductions and social media. Audiovisual students can gather amazing underwater footage and design short to long documentaries about marine life spanning different temporal ranges.

 

The reef can be a destination to the departments of physical education and sports that many universities have created. Skilled students specializing at diving can visit the reef to exercise their trainings and dive respectfully around the reef.

 

 REEF AND UNDERWATER ECOTOURISM

 

The Concrete Artificial Reef Garden will present a major attraction to view our marine biodiversity at closer sight. From structure deployment and over the years, the reef will pass through many phases of development that are highly rewarding to watch and enjoy. Trained divers can become guides for this underwater reserve and initiate a new economic activity associated with respecting our seas and their living beings. Diving enthusiasts would explore the beauty of the reefs and its inhabitants, learn of the concept of the reef garden, its making and its phases of development, and also enjoy the richness of the Lebanese marine biodiversity in Jounieh bay.

 

 

Check also :

REEF SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

CONCRETE ARTIFICIAL REEF GARDEN-JOUNIEH BAY


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