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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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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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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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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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How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

How this local bird species rose from brink of extinction

A native species of bird has been declared as no longer endangered thanks to the long-term efforts of a local conservation group. Announced at the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX), the Houbara Bustard has been downgraded to vulnerable …

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Saadiyat’s first endangered babies have just arrived

Saadiyat’s first endangered babies have just arrived

Saadiyat Island has welcomed its first batch of newborn turtles this year with the hatching of a nest Around 85 Hawksbill babies emerged from their eggs in the early hours of Tuesday morning and collectively made their getaway as they crawled down …

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These amazing students are challenging you to take action

These amazing students are challenging you to take action

From driving to work to keeping our homes clean, we’re not always aware of how our daily actions can affect others. But it’s with this in mind that grade five students at GEMS World Academy set out to explore how …

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Surging conservation efforts could save the sea cow

Surging conservation efforts could save the sea cow

Well-known to the pearl fisherman of the UAE and the aboriginals of Australia, dugongs are an essential part of marine life in the Gulf and beyond. However, listed as a vulnerable species, their long-term survival requires international cooperation and communication. …

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Technology to save endangered animals from trafficking

Technology to save endangered animals from trafficking

The illegal shipment and trade of wildlife continues to be a problem on a global scale. The billion-dollar industry is one of the most lucrative illegal activities alongside drug smuggling, counterfeit goods and human trafficking. As a result, many animals …

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