Egypt Independent

Miss Earth Netherlands attends Red Sea UN forum on biological diversity

Talisa Wolters, the winner of the pageant Miss Earth Netherlands 2014 and runner up Miss Eco 2015, attended a four-day UN forum on biological diversity in Marsa Alam city on the Red Sea.


During her time on the Red Sea coast, Wolters danced with sea manantees — referred to locally as "mermaids" — which inhabit the waters around Abu Dabab. Several researchers from local protectorates took pictures to mark the occasion.


Abu Dabab area is famous as being a habitat for manatees and sea turtles.


Ahmed Ghallab, head of the Red Sea protectorates, said that Wolters, through her participation in the UN-sponsored forum, had indirectly played a part in publicizing diving in the Red Sea.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm