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This fund has made a remarkable contribution to conservation

This fund has made a remarkable contribution to conservation

Bird species on the brink of extinction are among the beneficiaries of new grants given by the Mohamed Bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund. In its latest round of grants, the Abu Dhabi-based organisation is providing vital funds for on-going conservation …

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Why this capital nature spot is so remarkable

Why this capital nature spot is so remarkable

A protected area in Abu Dhabi has gained global recognition for its commitment to conservation. Al Wathba Wetland Reserve has been placed on The International Union for Conservation of Nature Green List of Protected and Conserved Areas, an award given …

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This student opera has an important message to share

This student opera has an important message to share

The desert is a hostile place. All things considered, it seems extraordinary that thousands of years ago, man didn’t just survive here, but thrived and created a civilisation in the most barren and inhospitable of places. Back then, water was …

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How is the UAE ensuring falcon survival?

How is the UAE ensuring falcon survival?

Dozens of falcons rehabilitated in Abu Dhabi have been released overseas to strengthen the species’ numbers in the wild. The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP) recently partnered with the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources of Kazakhstan to release …

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This is your essential guide to surviving the summer

This is your essential guide to surviving the summer

It’s hot, we get it – we’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt, too. But you don’t have to flee the UAE to enjoy an amazing summer when there are so many ways to make the most of …

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Ambitious goals to improve conservation in the UAE

Ambitious goals to improve conservation in the UAE

The UAE community is a key driver in achieving current and future environmental goals on a national level, according to a new sustainability survey. Released by the Emirates Wildlife Society-World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF), the 2017 Annual Report highlights …

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Sustainability is the key focus for this education centre

Sustainability is the key focus for this education centre

The award-winning Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is leading the way in sustainability, while sharing its heritage with future generations “What the Eiffel Tower is to Paris, the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre is to Al Ain and Abu Dhabi,” …

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This timely environment project will save unique species

This timely environment project will save unique species

One of the capital’s key biodiversity areas will be getting an environmental boost with the launch of the third phase of a sustainability initiative. As part of its Al Wathba Wetland Reserve Habitat Rehabilitation Programme, the Environment Agency – Abu …

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This remarkable mall is on a mission to save the planet

This remarkable mall is on a mission to save the planet

Masdar City, the capital’s eco-community, will soon have its own mall with ground having been officially broken on the project. Due to open in 2019, the AED 340 million My City Centre Masdar will lead the way in environmentally-friendly retail spaces …

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We have the highest water use in the world – here’s why

We have the highest water use in the world – here’s why

Water is much more important than oil,” Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, once said. As World Water Day approaches on 22nd March, it’s high time we take action, change our habits and reduce our consumption. With …

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