Abu Dhabi’s landmass embraces mountains, expanses of desert, plains, wadis and one of the world’s only complete coastal salt flats (sabkha).
It receives less than 100mm of rainfall a year, and temperatures can rise to 50oC. Yet this is home to around 402 flora, 49 mammal, 382 bird, 67 amphibian and reptile, and three freshwater fish species. A number of these species appear on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) critically endangered list.
We conserve this wealth of biodiversity by establishing and maintaining terrestrial conservation areas, along with other initiatives that focus on high priority cases.
Here are some of our key areas of concern, including - where applicable - the species’ environmental status as classified by the IUCN .