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[Ambassador report] Biodiversity

by Sainath Manikandan | 12-05-2019 20:18 Comments 5 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Al Maha Diplomacy initiative is an initiative launched by MoCCAE, EAD, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This is taken mainly to preserve the biodiversity of UAE by exporting endangered species to other countries. They will make necessary transport arrangements to export and supply the flora and fauna abroad. The initiative’s prime responsibility is to ensure that the animals reach zoos and sanctuaries of other countries that can accommodate them and take care of them. The necessary precautionary steps and procedures to take care of the animals and plants will be provided by the ministry to the exported country.

The ministry aims to ensure the welfare of animals, plant preservation and at the same time sustaining local biodiversity. Many surveys and research were conducted to find the endangered species and about its habitats.

There are many sanctuaries in UAE:

1.      Wadi Wurayah National Park in Fujairah,

2.      Mangrove and Al Hafeya Protected Area in Khor Kalba

3.      Sir Bu Nair Island Protected Area in Sharjah

4.      Ghantoot Marine Reserve and Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai

5.      Al Wathba Wetland Reserve and Bul Sayeef in Abu Dhabi, 

6.      Al Zora Protected Area in Ajman.

Now let me introduce to Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary:

a.      Location - Between the Palm Jebel Ali and up to the Dubai-Abu Dhabi border to the South West of Dubai.

b.      Area -2,002-hectare wetland.

c.       Sanctuary houses the following:

1.      Coral reefs

2.      Mangroves

3.      Shallow lagoons

4.      Seagrass beds

5.      Oyster beds

6.      Sandy shorelines

d.      Home to many flora and fauna

e.      Hawksbill turtle, mottled eagle ray, green turtle found in the sanctuary

f.        Number of birds found – approximately 124

g.       Shark and fish species – approximately 147


Image Source: https://beeatna.ae/en/biodiversity-and-environment

News Source: http://wam.ae/en/details/1395302761879




Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Sainath

    Thank you for your report about Biodiversity. I really enjoyed reading this report.

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 03:49

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Sainath,

    Thank you for time and effort, letting us to know about AI maha diplomacy. I think it would be helpful if you could kindly elaborate more on details regarding the sanctuaries in UAE. Nonetheless, I can definitely tell UAE government is trying hard to protect the biodiversity. Great work!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 20-05-2019 22:39

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello sainath
    Thank you for letting us know about AI maha diplomacy. These sanctuaries could be the effective way to conserve endangered species.
    Green cheers
    Posted 17-05-2019 20:16

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Sainath

    Thank you for sharing your report on Al Maha Diplomacy initiatives and sanctuaries in UAE. I could learn about the efforts taken to preserve the biodiversity by the UAE government. It will be helpful for us if you could share us some more details about sanctuaries in UAE. I look forward to reading your next report! : )

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 13-05-2019 22:18

Nishan kc

  • Nishan kc says :
    How are you doing? Hope you are engaged for healthy biodiversity!
    Great to know, how UAE is protecting biodiversity specially endangered animals in wildlife sanctuaries.
    Thanks for your share!
    Best wishes!
    Posted 13-05-2019 22:14

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