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‘Connect with Nature’ Goes Live Across the UAE 1/20/2019

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), Emirates Nature-WWF and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) officially launched Connect with Nature, a federal environmental education and awareness initiative aimed to inspire UAE youth between the ages of 15 and 24 to explore the country’s natural heritage, at Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

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EAD Taking Immediate Action to Contain Swarm of Locusts in Al Dhafra with Local Authorities 1/17/2019

The swarms of Desert Locust that have started to invade specific areas of the Al Dhafra region in Abu Dhabi over the past few days are being contained and controlled by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) together with local authorities. As part of a targeted action plan, the application of ultra-low volume (ULV) pesticide will begin to exterminate the Locust population in the coming days. This will also reduce its spread and prevent potential damage to agricultural crops and other green areas. The infestation has not resulted in any economic damage, nor has it had any adverse environmental impacts, so far – the situation remains stable and under control.

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First Groundwater Atlas for Abu Dhabi to Promote Efficient Water Resource Management in Emirate 1/16/2019

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, today launched the first-ever Abu Dhabi Groundwater Atlas at the World Future Energy Summit (WFES), being held in Abu Dhabi from 14-17 January 2019.

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Abandoned Fishing Gear and Marine Debris Collected in Underwater Clean-up in Al Mirfa 12/31/2018

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, and the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club (ADIMSC) organised an underwater clean-up at Al Mirfa port recently. This clean-up was the biggest and last of a series of eight organised as part of the ‘Together We Make a Difference’ campaign aimed at promoting a safe, clean and healthy natural environment to commemorate the UAE’s Year of Zayed.

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EAD Commemorated Year of Zayed with 10 Environmental Initiatives 12/23/2018

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, held 10 special initiatives in 2018 – designated as the Year of Zayed - to celebrate the environmental legacy of the UAE’s founding father.

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EAD and RTI Celebrate a Decade of Strategic Partnership 12/22/2018

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, and RTI International (RTI), an independent, nonprofit research institute headquartered in the United States, celebrated 10 years of close collaboration on environmental protection technology, systems, and practices. The strategic partnership has enhanced EAD’s capabilities in developing environmental management programs tailored to Abu Dhabi's unique biological, social, and economic context. It has also ensured that the Agency has the right infrastructure and expertise in place to pursue its next phase of growth.

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EAD, Emirates Nature-WWF and IFHC Join Forces on New Youth Environmental Initiative 12/20/2018

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), Emirates Nature-WWF and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) have officially announced their partnership on Connect with Nature – an interactive new environmental education and awareness programme geared at inspiring and encouraging youth in the UAE to explore the country’s natural heritage.

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EAD and Borouge Empower UAE Youth to Champion Sustainable Development 12/18/2018

The Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), an environmental education programme launched in 2014 by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Borouge, will return for its fourth edition next year. The Initiative will aim to further strengthen leadership capacity amongst the UAE’s youth to address issues of environmental sustainability and spearhead efforts towards building and shaping sustainable communities. The renewal agreement was signed by HE Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of EAD, and Ahmed Omar Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer of Borouge, at Borouge’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. The Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), an environmental education programme launched in 2014 by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Borouge, will return for its fourth edition next year. The Initiative will aim to further strengthen leadership capacity amongst the UAE’s youth to address issues of environmental sustainability and spearhead efforts towards building and shaping sustainable communities. The renewal agreement was signed by HE Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of EAD, and Ahmed Omar Abdulla, Chief Executive Officer of Borouge, at Borouge’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi.

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GSCAO launches first-ever Arabian Oryx Housing and Husbandry Guidelines 12/13/2018

The Coordination Committee for the Conservation of the Arabian Oryx (CCCAO), chaired by the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), held its sixth meeting in Abu Dhabi to enhance regional coordination and discuss progress towards the conservation of the Arabian Oryx and its natural habitats. The General Secretariat for the Conservation of the Arabian Oryx (GSCAO) also launched the first-ever Arabian Oryx Housing and Husbandry Guidelines that compiles best practices in managing and breeding the species, as well as the minimum requirements for their housing, nutrition, capture and transportation, at the conference.

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Abu Dhabi’s First Comprehensive Air Emission Maps to Help Support Targeted Mitigation Measures 12/12/2018

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, today released the results of the Abu Dhabi Air Emissions Inventory. The findings have produced over 50 high-definition sector- and pollutant- specific Air Emission Maps that identify the location and intensity of each man-made emission source in Abu Dhabi for the very first time. This information is key to quantifying the exposure of residents and natural ecosystems to air pollution in the Emirate in order to mitigate and manage harmful emissions effectively.

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