Training for IUCN EAGL experts for the Green List Standard for Protected and Conserved Areas was conducted in Abu Dhabi on Thursday on the sidelines of the First Regional Biodiversity Forum which was organised by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) from 7 – 9 May 2018.
Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the First Regional Biodiversity Forum kicked off in Abu Dhabi with the attendance of more than 100 biodiversity experts and specialists from the region and around the world
As part of marking The Year of Zayed in 2018, H.E. Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Secretary General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), participated in the capturing, tagging and releasing of four endangered Green turtles off Bu Tinah Island, an internationally recognised sanctuary for turtles in the Indian Ocean and prime real estate for some of Abu Dhabi’s most amazing creatures.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with the Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel, the Emirates Diving Association and Al Mahara Diving Center organised a clean-up campaign on Saturday to clean the water and offshore of the Eastern Mangrove area.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) premiered its groundbreaking documentary Back To The Wild depicting the Abu Dhabi led Scimitar-horned Oryx Reintroduction Programme, last night at the Emirates Palace to an audience of VIPs, government officials, ambassadors and ministers in honor of Earth Day.
The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) launched on Thursday the third phase of its Al Wathba Wetland Reserve Habitat Rehabilitation Programme, which includes the planting of a natural barrier of 2,500 native trees. The programme aims to enrich the reserve’s biodiversity, enhance its habitats, improve vegetation cover and reduce noise from the surrounding areas – efforts that would help maintain this internationally-recognised site as a national and regional hotspot for environmental education and responsible ecotourism.
To mark the ‘Year of Zayed’, an underwater clean-up organised by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with the Emirates Diving Association (EDA) and the Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club took place off the Abu Dhabi Corniche on Saturday to raise awareness about our natural environment and the importance of keeping our seas clean of waste.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), gifted five life-sized bronze sculptures of the UAE’s iconic wildlife species to H.H Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and the Mother of the Nation.
Team Zayed, made up of employees representing the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) and Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots programme, put on the Zayed Solar Lights Show and lit up the Antarctic night using 100 solar lights, sending a message of unity, hope and action on Climate Change.
As part of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD)’s intensive campaign launched earlier this year under the theme ‘Together We Make the Difference’, more than 100 of EAD’s employees cleaned the area outside the boundaries of Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, the only site in the UAE that the Greater Flamingo breeds regularly. The reserve is also an internationally recognised wetland around the world and a popular tourism destination locally.