Tag: Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi

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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Why do we need to protect marine species here?

Why do we need to protect marine species here?

Efforts to conserve local marine life have been bolstered by the signing of an agreement between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) and Delma Industrial Supply and Marine Services. Under the partnership, Delma Marine will work to install 1,000 …

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Plastic is the enemy, says this popular mall

Plastic is the enemy, says this popular mall

Encouraging shoppers to be more environmentally friendly, The Mall at World Trade Center  has announced a plastic-free initiative. The Rethink Plastic campaign aims to educate the public on the environmental dangers of disposing plastic bags mindlessly. Mall visitors from 3rd to 6th October …

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You can check air quality right now with this app

You can check air quality right now with this app

Abu Dhabi residents can now assess real-time air quality levels thanks to the launch of a new app that provides accurate information. Launched by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the Plume Air Report app is designed to show …

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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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Is there more to Abu Dhabi than you think?

Is there more to Abu Dhabi than you think?

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has released its 2017 Annual Report. The comprehensive publication highlights the agency’s efforts in protecting, conserving and enhancing the emirate’s land and marine ecosystems as well as its progress in sustainable development over …

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How is the UAE protecting marine wildlife?

How is the UAE protecting marine wildlife?

A new initiative has been launched to improve conservation and sustainability of sharks in the UAE. Announced ahead of Shark Awareness Day on 14th July, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment has unveiled the National Plan of Action for …

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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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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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