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33 Government and Private Schools Recognised at EAD’s Sustainable Schools Awards Ceremony 5/1/2019

Abu Dhabi, May 1st, 2019: The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) celebrated the achievements of schools at the 8th edition of its Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI) Awards, where 33 government and private schools were awarded for their contributions towards promoting environmental sustainability in their schools and communities.

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Arabian Caracal Sighted in Abu Dhabi for First Time in 35 Years 2/23/2019

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD), the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, has recorded the sighting of the Arabian Caracal (Caracal caracal schmitzi) on Jebel Hafeet National Park in Al Ain earlier this month. The medium-sized, sand-coloured cat with characteristically elongated, tufted black ears was last seen in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 1984.

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Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi Emphasises Importance of Safety and Sustainability in Spearfishing 2/14/2019

In light of the recent results of the Fisheries Resources Assessment Survey (FRAS), the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) organised a workshop for the local spearfishing community to discuss the proposed spearfishing management measures in Abu Dhabi. The session represents a key awareness and outreach pillar of EAD’s comprehensive new Fisheries Recovery Plan, which will start to be implemented this year.

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Under the Patronage of Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi hosts the sixth edition of the World Ocean Summit 2/13/2019

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, the sixth edition of the World Ocean Summit will convene in Abu Dhabi next month, marking the very first time the international conference comes to the Middle East. The Summit will provide a forum for a global gathering of over 500 delegates - including heads of state, political leaders, policymakers, corporate heads and academics from more than 26 countries – to share dialogue on how best to innovate, govern and promote a sustainable blue economy, and explore new ways to mitigate the adverse impacts of human pressures on ocean health.

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New Research Highlights UAE Case Study as Key to Meeting Challenges to Ocean Economy 1/9/2019

Part II of a research report released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) highlights a range of measures supporting the sustainable development of the ocean economy that are being taken across the Indian Ocean region.

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UAE fish stock severely overfished Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi to implement fisheries recovery plan 1/24/2019

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has today revealed the results of its Fisheries Resources Assessment Survey, which has been completed over the past two years. The survey was the most comprehensive fisheries survey ever completed in the Arabian Gulf waters of the UAE, spanning 250 days at sea, and including over 2500 survey stations and the gathering of information from more than 200 species of fish, sharks, and rays. The survey results indicate that the UAE demersal (bottom-dwelling) fisheries resources are severely overexploited due to severe fishing pressures and are in need of major recovery.

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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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