Back to the Wild was launched by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) at its stand at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) on Wednesday to share the extraordinary journey of the Scimitar-horned Oryx from its extinction to its reintroduction to the Sahelian heartland of Chad.
Inspired by the Year of Zayed, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) will be taking visitors on a journey through the environmental legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the UAE, at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX 2018), which will take place from September 25 – 29, 2018 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.
As part of the Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Programme, which is being led by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD), in collaboration with the government of Chad and the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), the Sahelian plains of Chad have welcomed 40 Scimitar-horned oryx new calves in 2018. The birth of the new babies brings the total herd to 180 animals.
To strengthen their ten-year partnership, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and BP have just signed a four-year agreement to continue working together to promote environmental knowledge and empower government and private school communities across the UAE. This agreement includes a third phase of the internationally-recognised and award-winning environmental education programme "Sustainable Schools Initiative" (SSI), which has been implemented by EAD since 2009.
In celebration of Emirati Women’s Day, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted Her Excellency Sarah Al Amiri, Minister of State for Advanced Sciences and Chairwoman of the UAE Council of Scientists, who addressed an event organised by the Agency to celebrate that day.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) has made live air quality data available to residents of Abu Dhabi Emirate through a free smartphone/tablet application called Plume Air Report. The app, developed by Plume Labs, helps residents learn more about the Emirate’s air quality, in order to better plan for their outdoor activities.
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) released its annual report for 2017, highlighting its efforts and commitment to protecting and enhancing air quality, groundwater and the biodiversity of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi’s land and marine ecosystem.
In line with a resolution issued by Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Almheiri, UAE Minister of State for Future Food Security, a new Board of Directors has been appointed at the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) with immediate effect.
Abu Dhabi’s efforts to conserve the majestic falcon has been boosted by the release of sixty-eight wild falcons in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Once a common sight in many parts of Kazakhstan, the birds are under increasing pressure from a host of human and environmental factors. Representatives from the two countries have been working together to combat the pressure on Kazakhstan’s resident falcons and to conserve the species. This cooperation culminated in the latest release of falcons arranged between the United Arab Emirates’ Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP) and the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources of Kazakhstan
As part of The Year of Zayed, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) hosted on May 21 Nasamaat Al Khair, a workshop that brought together the Agency’s employees with young Emirati people of determination. The interactive hands-on workshop, which engaged more than 85 employees, was held at EAD Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, and was delivered by Enable, a unique award-winning social enterprise that empowers young Emirati people of determination and trains them to assemble then sell a range of quality home and office plant arrangements using succulents and cacti. The employees were each trained on how to arrange a beautiful desert succulent plant, which was then theirs to keep.