Biodiversity & Natural reserves

    Five winning projects of the Biodiversity Ideathon in Oman announced

    The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the Environment Authority announced on September 29 the five winning projects in the 2021 Biodiversity Ideathon, Times of Oman reports. The projects varied between smart farming and production systems, artificial intelligence (AI) applications, modern irrigation systems, organic fertilizer products, pesticides, organic control, and organic cleaning and […]

    Climate and Biodiversity Week took place at Expo 2020 Dubai

    Climate and Biodiversity Week at Expo 2020 Dubai took place on 3-9 October. The main topic of the events was “galvanizing the world into action to protect our planet,” the Dubai government states. Tapestry of events mobilized climate action; Christiana Figueres, Damilola Ogunbiyi, Jake Norton, and Sir Tim Smit became speakers. Theme Week is the […]

    Oxygen-free seas, ghost nets, and demolished reefs. How fisheries and aquaculture destroy ocean ecosystems

    Fish and other seafood have always played an important role in the life of humanity. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, fish accounts for approximately 16% of the animal protein consumed by the inhabitants of the planet. However, the appetites of civilization are growing. Like an older woman from a […]

    Biodiversity is the next business frontier for firms

    The world is reportedly in danger of losing 10% or more of its total GDP by the end of the century. This is the top takeaway from a recent stress-test study by Swiss Re that looks at the consequences of failing to address climate and environmental risks. To put that into perspective using the most […]

    An official at Iraqi Kurdistan region praises UAE’s environmental protection efforts

    Abdulrahman Sadiq, Chairman of the Environmental Protection and Improvement Board of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, has praised the UAE’s experience in protecting and improving the environment, and the pivotal role which the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan played in building nature reserves. This came during his meeting with Ahmed Al Dhaheri, UAE Consul-General to […]

    Middle East coral reefs: How sunscreen and mass tourism are taking a toll on marine life

    Overcrowding is damaging some Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coral reefs as the struggle to balance tourism and ecology preservation falls short, Middle East Eye states. Let’s get to know more. *** “Amazing natural pools surrounded by corals, one of the best snorkeling sites in Dahab,” a 2017 Facebook review of popular snorkeling spot, Three […]

    Steppe soils are a blessing for humanity, but humans use them for the destruction of natural ecosystems

    Great catastrophes come from human’s unwillingness to comply with the laws of nature, from his reluctance to understand that hunger cannot be quenched by ravaging the earth. Jean Dorst, French zoologist.   Let’s continue the conversation about whether agriculture can harm wildlife started in my previous column. Looking ahead, we will answer this question. It […]

    Living organisms form the global state of the planet

    “The daily lives of so many people pass among the dead creations of their hands that they have lost the ability to understand living creatures.” Konrad Lorenz, Austrian zoologist, Nobel Prize winner.   Let’s continue our acquaintance with how living organisms have formed ecosystems on the planet, on the example of the steppes. I thank […]

    AD Ports Group, NYU Abu Dhabi advance coral relocation research efforts

    Building upon the highly successful Khalifa Port Coral Relocation project announced at the start of 2021, AD Ports Group, has made public its partnership with NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) for the creation of a research study on coral relocation, WAM reports. Spearheaded by Professor John A. Burt, Program Head of Environmental Studies and Associate Professor […]

    Women’s Cycling Challenge to take place in the UAE on October 8

    Dubai Sports Council (DSC) has announced that the second season of the Women’s Cycling Challenge will take place on Friday, 8th of October, on the Al Qudra Cycle Track inside Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve, WAM reports. The event is presented by DP World and held under the umbrella of DSC and Dubai Women’s Sports […]