Tag: nature conservation

    Saudi Arabia showcases NEOM in its first roadshow in London

    Saudi Arabia’s smart city NEOM has hosted its first UK roadshow event in London to promote investment opportunities, Arab News reports. It was attended by over 250 leaders from the country’s business, financial, environmental and political circles. Launched by Saudi’s ambassador to the UK, the Discover NEOM event included presentations, panels and an exhibition of […]

    Middle East Green Initiative Summit concluded in the Saudi capital

    The Middle East Green Initiative Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, convened international and regional leaders to motivate consensus to deliver against shared environmental commitments, unite ambitions, drive investment and inspire the collective action needed to tackle climate change. The Summit was hosted by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the […]

    Hamdan bin Zayed chairs the EAD board meeting

    H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), reiterated the importance of the role the Agency plays in preserving the environmental legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Sheikh Hamdan said that […]

    Birth of Arabian leopard cub in Saudi Arabia hailed as an essential step in efforts to save species

    The cub is the latest of 16 born to date at the Arabian Leopard Breeding Center in the Prince Saud Al-Faisal Wildlife Research Center in Taif. The Arabian leopard is classified as “critically endangered;” numbers in the wild have declined to fewer than 200 because of poaching and loss of habitat. A female Arabian leopard […]

    IFHC and the Emirates Schools Establishment published a book to celebrate the work of UAE young conservationists

    The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) and the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) announced the 2021 Young Conservationist Authors competition winners. The work of the fifteen winning teams of students from schools across the UAE has been published in a book, “Stories from our Environment,” unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). […]

    Conservation in the age of COVID-19: adapting to the loss of tourism
    22 Sep 2021

    COVID-19’s impact on the global tourism industry has been severe: The United Nation’s World Tourism Organization found that international tourist arrivals have decreased by 70% globally since January, more than eight times the losses seen after the Great Recession in 2009. That revenue funds people’s livelihoods worldwide, as well as conservation initiatives in some of […]

    Greenpeace birthday: 50 years of activism

    Nature conservation in the world as a large-scale movement was launched after the first Earth Day, in April 1970. For the first time in history, people took to the streets to protect the environment in many US cities. In total, about 20 million people gathered. Almost all environmental NGOs in the world were founded after […]

    Abu Dhabi won the second term as Regional Councillor for West Asia at International Union for the Conservation of Nature

    The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) continues to be at the forefront of nature conservation by consolidating strong relations with international organisations. On September 8, the Agency announced that Dr Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri won at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) elections. Dr Shaikha was re-elected as Regional Councillor for […]

    Thousands of trees have died in Dubai after costly real estate projects thwarted attempts to halt desertification

    Let’s look at the Dubai nature conservation efforts from the point of view of The Guardian. Its journalist states that the One Million Trees initiative went in not such a brilliant way as it could be. It all began so beautifully, with the ruler of Dubai photographed planting the first tree of his ambitious environmental […]

    Eco-Warriors: Let’s celebrate World Ranger Day

    World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage. Let’s pause to reflect on the courage and sacrifice that Rangers make: by honoring Fallen Rangers and standing with Rangers […]