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Oryx on the Dunes

Online platform to boost Arabian Oryx conservation efforts in the regi...

The General Secretariat for the Conservation of the Arabian Oryx, hosted by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, has launched its revamped website www.arabianoryx.org, in a bid to enhance cooperation efforts across the region to help protect the species. The enhanced website aims to provide researchers, members of the General Secretariat and the general public with a platform to connect on matters ...

June 2014, 22


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Twenty Years of 'Flying High' for Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme

Twenty Years of ‘Flying High’ for Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programm...

With the release of 117 iconic birds of prey in Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Abu Dhabi is celebrating twenty consecutive years of one of its programmes to restore falcons to the wild. The first release took place in 1995 under the Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Programme (SZFRP). Since then a total of 1,671 of the culturally significant species have been returned to the wild. To reflect the significance...

June 2014, 04


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EAD and Borouge offering grant award to Men’s College in Madinat Zayed

EAD launches pilot phase of its Sustainable Campus Initiative across A...

EAD and Borouge, a leading provider of innovative plastics solutions, have launched the pilot phase of the Sustainable Campus Initiative (SCI), an extension of EAD’s award-winning environmental education programme, the Sustainable Schools Initiative (SSI). The Sustainable Campus Initiative encourages university students in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi to take responsibility for their campus’s ecologic...

June 2014, 03


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Group photo of some of the Annual Environment Competition Winners

Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi reveals winners of its Annual Environme...

EAD announced the winners of the 13th Annual Environment Competition, launched earlier this year with support from the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC). The competition, designed to increase awareness on environmental issues in different schools and universities across the United Arab Emirates, saw the highest level of participation since its launch in 2000, with 2,087 submissions from 647 schoo...

May 2014, 27


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Drone’s images of the breeding birds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve

Abu Dhabi uses ‘conservation drones’ to monitor and protect important ...

EAD has adopted the use of Conservation Drones, as part of its continuous effort to implement the latest efficient technologies, to further assess and monitor the flamingo population at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve. Utilising these drones will assist the agency in collecting the information needed for conservation planning.The drones will capture footage of difficult to reach areas while verifying sp...

May 2014, 18


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Dr. Margit Muller ADFH's Director receiving the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award

Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital wins Middle East Responsible Tourism Award

For the second consecutive year, the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) won the Middle East’s Responsible Tourism Award at the World Travel Awards 2014. These awards are acknowledged across the globe as the ultimate travel accolade and aim to celebrate brands that are pushing the boundaries of industry excellence. Established by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in 1999, the ADFH is internati...

May 2014, 13


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Cuckoo Wasp Hedychridium anithaae

New Species Added to the Global List of Invertebrates after Discovery ...

A new species has been added to the global list of invertebrates after it was unexpectedly discovered on Abu Dhabi’s Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, during regular seasonal wildlife trapping carried out by researchers at the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). The metallic-colored Cuckoo Wasp (Hedychridium anithaae) measures just under 4 mms and has now been added to the list of hundreds of invertebr...

May 2014, 12


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Aysha Al Ketbi Director of Planning and Performance Management at EAD, talking about Al Dana Awards

The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi launches its internal excellence aw...

EAD has launched its internal excellence awards programme Al Dana in line with the directions of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, to launch excellence award programmes in each Abu Dhabi government organisation. The Al Dana awards, which follows the s...

May 2014, 11


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Students from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi celebrating their environmental successes at EAD’s first Eco Club Summit

The Middle East’s first Eco Club Summit Comes to a Close

EAD first Eco Club Summit came to a close on Wednesday where over two days, more than 300 students from 120 Abu Dhabi schools came together to share ideas and experiences in how they’ve tackled environmental issues within their schools. The schools, which belong to the Sustainable Schools Initiative, have made positive environmental changes through their students taking action. These changes inclu...

May 2014, 04


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organises Middle East’s first Eco Club Summit

Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi organises Middle East’s first Eco Club ...

Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2014: Today, the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) inaugurated the Eco Club Summit, the first summit of its kind in the Middle East that will host around 330 students and 110 teachers from 120 schools in Abu Dhabi Emirate. The summit will serve as a platform for youth to engage and network, asses and address their school’s environmental impact, and allow leading sustainable...

April 2014, 29


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