Biodiversity & Natural reserves

    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 […]

    Saudi Arabia: 9 held for poaching in Saudi reserve

    Saudi police had arrested nine persons for trespassing into a protected reserve for illegal hunting, local media reported. The arrests were made by the Special Forces for Environmental Security (SFES) who caught the offenders with five falcons used for hunting in their possession in the Royal Turki bin Abdullah Reserve in the region of Ha’il […]

    EPAA launches ‘A Day in the Reserve’ program

    The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) launched the “A Day in the Reserve” program, which is distributed over four sites on specific dates, at the Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre, Wasit Wetland Centre, Geological Park in Al Buhais, and Al Muntather Reserve, WAM reports. Taking place until 23rd December, the program includes families […]

    The Statistics of Biodiversity Loss – 2020 WWF Report

    The Living Planet Report 2020 (LPR) shows us that global biodiversity loss is at its worst. In order to give better directions for allocating resources, a regional assessment was performed, which distills for you in their article. In the LPR 2020, five major threat categories were used to illustrate the impacts that are driving […]

    EPAA carries out marine awareness campaign on Al Hamriyah Beach

    The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) carried out a marine Awareness campaign on Al Hamriyah Beach on December 9, WAM reports. The campaign, held in cooperation with the Al Hamriyah City Municipality, in the presence of Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the EPAA, and Humaid Saif Khalifa bin Samha Al Shamsi, […]

    Let’s celebrate International Mountain Day

    International Mountain Day, held each year on 11 December, was established by the UN General Assembly in 2003 to encourage sustainable development in the mountains. December 11, “International Mountain Day”, was designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The General Assembly “encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that […]