The journey of WeSea began when a group of young and motivated marine biologists met to conduct research along the beautiful coral reefs of the Red Sea. As researchers, we have had the amazing privilege of studying one of the most amazing reef ecosystems in the world.
However, we began to be deeply concerned when witnessing the global lack of awareness, and the negative impact we were all having on the marine ecosystem.
Driven by the will to open the eyes of the global community, the WeSea founders gathered an eclectic group of advocates and established the WeSea movement.
Covering two-thirds of the Earth’s surface, our Ocean sustains the livelihoods of more than a billion people, fuels the water cycle for rain and freshwater, regulates the climate and produces most of the oxygen we breathe – wherever we are, our lives depend on a healthy ocean!
Unfortunately, years of overexploitation and neglect are shifting this spectacular ecosystem out of balance, and putting it under severe threat. Overfishing, habitat destruction, pollution, climate change… We are now facing a crossroads regarding the state of the ocean, the changes we are witnessing and the legacy we wish to leave to future generations.
Lack of awareness is playing a major role in the decline of the marine environment, and education is a great tool to tackle this issue!
Education provides a better understanding of our surroundings, and helps us develop an environmental awareness and a respectful relationship with Nature.
As an organization based on research and science, WeSea places great emphasis on education.
We believe that obtaining quality education is the foundation for improving the state of the ocean and
creating a community of advocates that care about the Ocean.
WeSea is active mostly in the Red Sea area, one of the richest and most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Located between the desolate deserts of Africa and Asia, the Red Sea is home to spectacular coral reefs.
Coral reefs are crucial ecosystems for the health of our ocean. Covering less than 0.1% of the ocean’s surface, they support more than a quarter of all marine biodiversity, maintain fish populations, protect shores from erosion and provide us with many important services.
While these high-value reef ecosystems are rapidly declining worldwide, as a result of climate change and local pollution, the coral reef of the northern Red Sea shows incredible resistance to ocean warming and acidification. A unique characteristic inherited through a long evolutionary process driven by natural selection for heat resistance in the south of the Red Sea.
Yet, this coral refuge is under serious threat as most neighbouring countries of the Red Sea are developing rapidly, increasing the local pressure on the environment.
It is our duty to protect what might be the last coral reef in the world.
You can protect the marine world by donation to WeSea.
Your support is the wind for our sails.