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[Ambassador report] [FREE REPORT]UAE in protecting its Biodiversity

by Rafa Mohammed Ashique | 31-05-2019 19:01 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



The UAE has been providing special attention to biodiversity due to its close relationship with our lives.

The National Biodiversity Strategy was prepared in cooperation and coordination with all stakeholders in the public and private sectors. UAE has also collaborated with the academic community and regional and international organizations, in line with the UAE vision and its national goals.

This strategy is primarily aimed at addressing the underlying causes of biodiversity loss by integrating biodiversity values across all sectors of the country, reducing direct pressures on biodiversity, promoting a sustainable use and strengthening knowledge of conservation and management of the biodiversity. 

It also aims at improving the state of biodiversity by conserving species and genetic diversity, Ecosystem services.

The biodiversity strategy includes 5 strategic guidelines and 21 national targets. National guidelines and targets have been formulated in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and the National Agenda, Aichi Biodiversity Targets and Sustainable Development Goals in line with national priorities.

The number of protected areas declared in the UAE increased from 19 in 2010 to 43 in 2016. Concerning the habitat that is currently the most under threat in the UAE because of unplanned development, the marine coastal habitat, more than ten laws and 20 official decrees have been produced locally or at the federal level by the UAE.

Since the 1990s, the establishment of protected areas in the UAE has been gaining momentum. Therefore,this country now owns a strong legal framework to protect its environment.

The 1990s, the establishment of protected areas in the UAE has been gaining momentum. Therefore, this country now owns a strong legal framework to protect its environment.

Read UAE’s Aichi Biodiversity targets

https://www.cbd.int/countries/targets/?country=ae

Picture reference-https://www.moccae.gov.ae/


UAE's ecosystem

6 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Rafa

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about protecting biodiversity in UAE

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

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 17-06-2019 06:00

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Rafa!

    The National Biodiversity Strategy that was set out to protect the natural biodiversity in the UAE is most interesting and possibly sound strategy I have come across! It speaks to all aspects of conservation and awareness.

    I commend the UAE with its public and private stakeholders for initiating this strategy. And more over, increasing the number of areas to conserve.

    Well done and thank you for reporting!

    Warm regards,
    Rosa
    Posted 06-06-2019 15:12

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Rafa
    UAE must have been doing great. It's good to know about these activities.
    Government legal format for ecosystem is strong, it's good to all.
    Great to know about it.
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Green cheers
    Posted 03-06-2019 14:03

Rafa Mohammed Ashique

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Rafa,

    It is good to hear that UAE government is trying to set stringent legal framework to protect the biodiversity and environments. Also, the way UAE government cooperates with all stakeholders in both private and public sectors is highly commendable. I hope such movements will continue in the future! : ) Thank you for all your time and efforts taken in this report.

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 01-06-2019 21:59

Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Rafa,

    Thank you for letting us know about how UAE government puts its emphasis on biodiversity, and I think they are definitely doing the right things. It is great to see that the number of protected areas has been increased in last few years and I believe this will definitely leave some space for species to make their own home! I hope UAE can keep trying its efforts to preserve the natural environments and secure the biodiversity. Great!

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 01-06-2019 10:11

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