The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Region (RSGA) is internationally recognized for the variety and value of its coastal and marine environments in addition to its strategic, economic, and social values to the Region. The most significant threats to the long-term stability of the marine ecosystem stem from the increase in the human population in the coastal zone and the rapid rise in economic growth resulting in considerable pressure on the environment.

InforMEA Tags: 
coastal biodiversity, coastal wetland, marine biodiversity, marine protected area, pollution, ship-based marine pollution
Entry into force: 
19 Aug 1985
Region: 
Asia and the Pacific