الوسم: Species

This enterprising young inventor has a big idea for the world

This enterprising young inventor has a big idea for the world

An Abu Dhabi student is aiming to help turn the tide in the fight to save the world’s oceans. Inspired by the United Nation’s #CleanSeas programme, GEMS United Indian School grade 5 student Sainath Manikandan has designed the M-Bot, a …

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This newborn has renewed hopes for an endangered species

This newborn has renewed hopes for an endangered species

An endangered species has been given a boost with the arrival of a newborn. A female Arabian tahr has been born at Sir Bani Yas Island, bringing the population at the wildlife reserve to a total of four, consisting of two males …

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These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

These environmental projects are celebrating the UAE’s founder

The Year of Zayed is off to a green start with two new nationwide initiatives to protect the biodiversity of the UAE coastline. Over the course of the next year, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment aims to plant …

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Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

Local researchers have made two amazing new discoveries

UAE-based naturalists have stumbled upon two butterfly species that were previously not known of in the country. The newly discovered species are believed to have accidentally arrived here through imported ornamental plants from their country of origin. The medium-sized catopsilia …

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What is the UAE doing to protect animals?

What is the UAE doing to protect animals?

From initiatives protecting domestic and foreign animals, to studies aimed at understanding various species and partnering with the international community to boost animal welfare programmes – the UAE has done a considerable amount in the fight to safeguard animals here …

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A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

A local conservation fund is helping protect globally threatened species

An Abu Dhabi-based philanthropic fund has made a landmark commitment to furthering global conservation goals with two new pledges to protect endangered flora and fauna in countries around the world.  The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund announced its support …

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Why gardening is the future of education

Why gardening is the future of education

Agriculture and sustainability are to form the roots of an upcoming national drive as the UAE’s education system takes on a new dimension. The UAE Inculcation Initiative, launched by Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, president …

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How can this study in the capital unlock climate change?

How can this study in the capital unlock climate change?

A capital biodiversity spot has become the first in the Arabian Peninsula to join a landmark global climate change study as the result of a local university project. Masdar Institute’s eddy covariance study, installed in Abu Dhabi’s Mangroves National Park, …

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Native species to reach new heights in the wild

Native species to reach new heights in the wild

A local conservation organisation got the UAE’s 46th National Day celebrations off to a flying start with the release of a vulnerable native species into the wild. The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) freed 46 Asian houbara bustards equipped …

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This amazing species has returned to the wild

This amazing species has returned to the wild

Conservation of the UAE’s natural habitat and the animals that dwell here is a key area of focus for the nation. It’s with this in mind that the Mohamed bin Zayed Arabian Oryx Reintroduction Programme recently released 14 female Arabian …

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