The environment is a global concern where environmental issues such as air quality have no geographic or political borders. EAD is fully responsible for managing the environmental issues in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi; it takes the necessary procedures, implements the environmental projects to operate within the Emirate; coordinates and integrates the efforts on the national, regional and international levels to directly tackle any environmental issues.
Since it was established by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi in 1999, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital has cared for more than 55,000 falcon patients from the Gulf region, treating and examining more than 7,000 falcons each year. The largest falcon hospital in the world, it has opened its doors to tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world, making it one of the most sought after award-winning tourism destinations in the Emirate. For more information, visit:
Supported by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) on a local level, and championed by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) regionally and internationally, the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) works to bridge the environmental data and information gap between developed and developing countries, and facilitate and enhance information exchange for more effective, accurate environmental decision-making. For more information, visit
Set up by EAD with the support of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi Emirate, ADSG is a membership-based organisation whose mission is to promote sustainability management in Abu Dhabi. It provides policy support, learning and knowledge sharing opportunities for government, private companies and not-for-profit organisations in a spirit of cooperation and open dialogue. For more information visit
The Abu Dhabi Falconers’ Club represents falconers of the United Arab Emirates.
Since it was founded in 2001, the club has been working to preserve the traditions of falconry for future generations through a range of education and conservation initiatives.
The club has also taken an active lead on international issues that affect falconry such as the UAE’s multi-national bid to UNESCO to have falconry recognised on the list of the world’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. For more information, visit
We have supported this environmental non-profit organisation since 2001. Its mission is to help protect biodiversity through conservation, education, awareness and policy recommendations. We provide EWS-WWF with institutional support and offer seed funding for a number of their programmes such as the Ecological Footprint Initiative (‘Al Basma Al Beeiyah’), the ‘Heroes of the UAE’ energy and water conservation campaign and the sustainable fisheries consumer campaign ‘Choose Wisely.’
We have been supporting the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture since 2007. This Dubai-based centre focuses on applied research to develop and promote the use of sustainable agricultural systems that use saline water to grow crops.
EAD has been supporting IFHC since 2009. The organisation’s mission is to protect bustards against extinction through breeding and careful management of their population. Additionally, we host the Fund at our Headquarters and provide technical and administrative support as needed.
We have been supporting the IUCN since the year 2000. IUCN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation with a mission to conserve biodiversity and demonstrate how it is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges such as climate change, sustainable development and food security. We are a financial backer of the institution and we additionally fund the implementation of their Species Survival Commission’s strategic plan.
As a global treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a platform for the conservation of migratory animals as well as their habitats and migration routes. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi has hosted CMS Office – Abu Dhabi since 2009. The Office oversees the implementation of two international agreements under the CMS framework: the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MOU), and the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MOU). The UAE is a signatory to both MOUs and is a contracting party to the Convention. In 2017, EAD received two CMS Champion Plus Awards for its commitment towards conservation of birds of prey in Africa and Eurasia and conservation of dugongs and their habitats.