Biodiversity & Natural reserves

    Half the insect population wiped out in areas hit by climate warming and intense farming

    Climate change and intensive agricultural practices have wiped out nearly half of the insects in some parts of the world, a report published Wednesday suggests. The warning is the first time a study has tested the link between rising temperatures and land use, and swingeing losses across numerous insect groups around the world. Limited available evidence […]

    UAE’s Wadi Wurayah National Park nominated as World Heritage Site

    Dubai: Wadi Wurayah National Park (WWNP) in Fujiarah, the UAE’s first mountain nature reserve, has been added in the country’s tentative list of nominations for UNESCO World Heritage Site status. The nomination of WWNP has been submitted to UNESCO’S World Heritage Centre for assessment on the basis of the “outstanding universal value” of Wadi Wurayah’s […]

    The survey team gathers more than 230 samples in Marmul concession area

    A survey conducted by the National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation (NFRCEC) has collected over 230 samples that recorded the presence of Arabian wolf, striped hyena, Arabian gazelle, hare, honey badger, red fox, Blandford fox and Ethiopian hedgehog. The National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation (NFRCEC) at the Diwan of Royal Court conducted […]

    18 Arabian oryx released into fenced Sealine Reserve

    Have you seen an Arabian Oryx in Qatar yet? How about an ostrich? A deer, may be? If you haven’t, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has got you covered. Its Department of Natural Reserves has released 18 Arabian oryx in to a fenced Sealine Reserve near Mesaieed in a move that will be […]

    Europe’s most invasive species identified – study

    Invasive species can wreak havoc on an ecosystem, as well as a region’s economy. In Europe, some of these invasive species are already affecting certain areas, and researchers have identified these species, including the golden apple snail that is putting the agricultural sector in the Ebro river basin at risk, as well as water hyacinths […]

    Qatargas completes environmental project to protect Qatar’s marine biodiversity

    Qatargas, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Qatar University (QU), has stewarded a unique Coral Management Program (CMP) focused on sustaining and preserving Qatar’s marine biodiversity. The program, aligned with the Environmental Developmental Pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030, comprises Artificial Reef Deployment and Coral Relocation as well as the […]

    Kuwait’s EPA opened Jahra Nature Reserve

    The Environment Public Authority (EPA) celebrated Tuesday the official opening of Jahra Nature Reserve to the public, with visits to start from December 22, as reservations can be made through EPA’s official website, Kuna reports. The Chairman and Director General of EPA Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in a press statement that this is […]

    Tourism, Dubai Municipality join hands during mangrove planting initiative to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee

    Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) and Dubai Municipality jointly organized a Mangrove Tree Planting initiative recently at Jebel Ali Wetland Sanctuary to mark the UAE’s Golden Jubilee and support sustainability efforts in line with the UAE’s Net-Zero by 2050 Strategic Initiative, WAM reports. The Mangrove Tree Planting initiative was part of the corporate […]

    Call to preserve Omani environmental uniqueness

    Environmentalists and nature-lovers have called for protecting Omani environment and to contribute to further enhancing the landscape and to support counbtry’s environmental protection. Littering is a punishable offence and people visitors to holiday spots should keep aloof from dumping waste in public and avoid burning charcoal at the beaches and parks. “The Sultanate of Oman […]

    Great Barrier Reef could face another mass bleaching by the end of January, forecast says

    Corals across large parts of the Great Barrier Reef could be hit by mass bleaching for the fourth time in just seven years by the end of January, according to a forecast from a United States government agency. Scientists are hoping La Niña conditions might yet stave off threat from predicted heat accumulation in northern […]