Tag: Biodiversity

    Greenpeace: half a century on the frontline of environmental photo activism

    Fifty years ago, on 15 September 1971, a ship named the Greenpeace set out to confront and stop US nuclear weapons testing at Amchitka, one of the Aleutian Islands in southwest Alaska. On the organization’s 50th anniversary, the former head of photography at Greenpeace International told The Guardian about the motives behind the creation of […]

    Thames is no longer a dead place: there are sharks and seals again. In 1957, the river was declared “biologically dead”

    Specialists of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have been monitoring the ecology of the Thames and its estuary for many years. In 1957, the river was declared “biologically dead”, but already in the 1990s, the situation began to improve, National Geographic states. In the early 2000s, the Thames Marine Mammal Sightings Survey (TMMSS) program […]

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi launches new series of podcasts

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), in partnership with Borouge, has launched a podcast as part of a series of episodes titled “Naturally Educated”, WAM reports. The podcast focuses on important environmental topics, hosting an expert who will be sharing their knowledge and experience. It will be on the EAD’s Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI) […]

    Arabian oryx returns to the wild in Saudi Arabia

    After decades spent close to extinction, the Arabian oryx has been successfully returned to the wild in Saudi Arabia. Hunting and capturing haves led to a precarious future for the animal, native to the Arabian peninsula. Saudi conservationists have worked hard to preserve oryx numbers in captivity with a view to releasing them into the […]

    Razan Al Mubarak: indigenous people and youth must be empowered to protect biodiversity

    Indigenous communities and young people must be empowered in order to protect the world’s biodiversity, says Razan Al Mubarak, the president of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. While many threats to biodiversity are global – for instance, climate change and wildlife trafficking – Ms. Mubarak said many were local, highlighting the importance of […]

    Opinion: Resisting the inevitable – the Saudi Arabian dilemma on COP26
    11 Nov 2021

    We’ve found a remarkable article prepared by Climate Action Network (CAN). This is the world’s largest climate network made up of over 1,500 civil society organizations in over 130 countries, together fighting the climate crisis. Since its inception in the 1980s, CAN has grown into a member-driven network driving collective and sustainable action to fight […]

    200 Steppe Eagles spotted in Dhofar

    The Office for Conservation of the Environment at the Diwan of Royal Court recorded the presence of about 200 Steppe Eagles in the Governorate of Dhofar at the beginning of their winter migration to the Sultanate of Oman and a number of neighboring countries. In a statement, the office said: “To enhance biodiversity and provide […]

    Anticipation builds for ‘Catwalk’ as international entities sign up to support big cats

    International and Saudi Arabia-based entities are showing their support for the nonprofit foundation Catmosphere’s campaign “Catwalk,” set to take place on November 6, Arab News reports. The campaign is a seven-kilometer outdoor walk, with big cat lovers being invited to join from anywhere around the world. Founded by the Saudi ambassador to the US, Princess […]

    Saudi Arabia plans $92bn sustainability projects for Riyadh

    Royal Commission for Riyadh City (RCRC) has announced its new sustainability strategy for the Saudi capital, including 68 ambitious initiatives and projects across five sectors: energy and climate change, air quality, water management, waste management, biodiversity, and natural areas. HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of […]

    Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi Implements SAS to protect the Emirate’s Biodiversity and Natural Wealth

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), the organization responsible for regulating and implementing environmental laws in Abu Dhabi, has implemented SAS Analytics to support its environmental initiatives. This will assist the Agency to utilize its data towards making more informed decisions and driving positive change, ZAWYA states. The SAS Analytics solution provides a unified […]