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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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Dugong deaths are on the rise – find out why

Dugong deaths are on the rise – find out why

Six dugongs have been found dead on the coastline of Abu Dhabi after being tangled in illegal fishing nets. The latest loss of life brings the total number of dugongs washed ashore this year to 20, an increase from the …

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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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Animal conservation is big in the UAE, here’s why

Animal conservation is big in the UAE, here’s why

Conservation matters, and here is what the UAE is doing to uphold that ethos. As the story goes, it was on a tour of Al Ain’s early development projects decades ago that Sheikh Zayed laid the groundwork for conservation in …

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Plastic is not so fantastic at this supermarket

Plastic is not so fantastic at this supermarket

A local supermarket has pledged to slash its plastic usage with the launch of a new campaign to get shoppers thinking more eco-consciously. From 16th June, branches of Waitrose across the capital will begin charging for plastic shopping bags in …

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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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The organisation fighting for vulnerable species survival

The organisation fighting for vulnerable species survival

A local environmental organisation has been recognised as a leader in global conservation efforts for migratory species with two key awards. Presented at the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, …

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How much do you really know about capital dolphins?

How much do you really know about capital dolphins?

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has announced that the local population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins is the largest in the world. The agency’s Dolphin Survey, which has tracked 5,592km of Abu Dhabi coastline over the past few years, revealed …

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