Biodiversity & Natural reserves

    EGA begins planting 10,000 mangroves in Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary

    15th June, 2021 Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) on June, 15 began planting 10,000 mangroves in Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary in partnership with the “One Billion Tree-Planting Initiative”, WAM reports. Mangroves, which grow in tidal areas of the coast, are an important native tree species in the UAE. Studies show that mangroves sequester carbon dioxide from […]

    The Persian Gulf set to lose 12% of marine biodiversity in 2100 due to climate Woes

    Climate change may bring more bad news to the Persian Gulf, as the last few years’ numbers state that current projections look at a loss of 12 % of the region’s total marine biodiversity if no measures are taken against the ecological threat. This may seem a challenging endeavor given the political, social, and cultural […]

    Ominvest and ‘Oman In Focus’ will promote the natural beauty of Oman

    Oman International Development and Investment Company (Ominvest) signed an agreement with ‘Oman In Focus’ as the main partner for the first-of-its-kind video production ‘Not Discovered Yet’, to promote the wildlife and natural beauty of Oman. The agreement was signed by AbdulAziz Mohammed Al Balushi, Group CEO, Ominvest, and Maisa Fahad Al Hooti, Founder and CEO, […]

    May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity

    On December 20, 2000, the UN General Assembly declared May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity. The Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted on that day. Earlier, this day was celebrated on December 29. In 2000, the Conference of the Convention Participants, at its fifth meeting, recommended that the date be changed to bring […]

    Got nice nature reserves pics? Join Wiki Loves Earth photo contest!

    We’re proud to present you Wiki Loves Earth, an international photographic competition. It promote natural heritage sites around the world through Wikimedia projects (mainly Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons). United Arab Emirates is the only one Gulf country that have already confirmed its participation this year. Everybody can participate! You can be a citizen of any […]

    The end of the Garden of Eden? Iraq’s UNESCO marshes are threatened by raw sewage and pollution

    More than 70%of Iraq’s industrial waste is dumped directly into rivers or the sea, AFP reports. UN classifies Iraq ‘as the fifth most vulnerable country in the world’ to climate change. A sewage pipe crosses Iraqi marshland in the southern district of Chibayish. In a country where the state cannot guarantee basic services, 70% of […]

    Elephants, rifles and nature conservation in Kenya

    ‘When Lambs Become Lions’ by Jon Kasbe is not the first in a series of documentaries about the fight against wildlife destruction in Africa. For instance, I strongly recommend you to watch ‘Virunga, a movie about the struggle to save elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. However, Kasbe has managed to find an innovative […]