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THE COUNTRY & THE ENVIRONMENT - ENVIRONMENT

Sultan bin Tahnoun hails ERWDA efforts

Posted on 25/04/2004

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Under Secretary of the Court the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region and Chairman of the Al Ain Economic Development and Tourism Authority commended the achievements made by the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) in conserving the houbara bustard. During his visit last week, to the National Avian Research Centre (NARC) at Sweihan accompanied by Mohamed Al Bowardi, ERWDA's Managing Director and Majid Al Mansouri, ERWDA's ...  >>MORE

ERWDA board urges stricter environmental regulations

Posted on 08/04/2004

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) Board of Directors has called for tougher environmental laws. The call, made at a meeting held on Tuesday at ERWDA headquarters, recommended laying down a standard code of practice and the imposition of punitive measures against establishments that do not adhere to rules, running the risk of causing an environmental or public health disaster. The meeting also reviewed and approved a detailed report on agency projects for 2003 ...  >>MORE

Young minds tackle green issues

Posted on 24/02/2004

Every day on her way to school, Reema Obaid sees up to seven labourers huddled in one small vehicle heading to their work. Reema, a member of the Students' Parliament, believes it is a clear sign of the need for more efficient public transport in Sharjah, where she lives. And she says that if more public transport were made available, that would help control atmospheric pollution by cutting down the number of unnecessary journeys on the roads. "Too many car emissions pollute the ...  >>MORE

ERWDA evaluating air quality in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 24/02/2004

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) has started to evaluate the existing air quality situation in populated areas in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, under its programme of air quality monitoring and management study for the Emirate. The study will be carried out by ERWDA in association with the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) already involved with installing passive samplers to record the concentration levels in populated areas of Abu Dhabi. The process ...  >>MORE

Abdullah calls for global fight against air pollution

Posted on 22/02/2004

A higher level of co-operation between government bodies, decision-makers, non governmental organisations, and members of the public is key to combating atmospheric pollution on a global scale, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Information and Culture, said yesterday. Sheikh Abdullah made the statement while talking to the media persons after he inaugurated the Dubai International Conference on Atmospheric Pollution, at the Dubai International Convention Centre yesterday. ...  >>MORE

Air pollution issues to take centre stage at conference

Posted on 21/02/2004

International environmentalists, scientists and experts are assembling starting today for the Dubai International Conference 2004 organised by the Zayed International Prize for the Environment (ZIPE). During the four-day event, key environmental issues will be discussed to raise their profile with the public and decision makers. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Information and Culture, will inaugurate the conference titled 'Atmospheric Pollution' at the Dubai ...  >>MORE

UAE celebrates national environment day

Posted on 17/02/2004

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said that the UAE had made tangible efforts in the field of environment and wildlife protection and development. "These achievements are also greatly attributed to the sound directives that are based on H.H President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's farsighted vision which strikes a balance between economic and social developments and environmental considerations," Sheikh Hamdan, who is also ...  >>MORE

Ambitious project planned to monitor atmospheric pollution

Posted on 07/02/2004

The UAE yesterday marked its seventh annual Environment Day with a pledge to push ahead with a drive to combat pollution and ensure its air will remain clean. The Federal Environment Agency (FEA), the country's top environment authority, said it had nearly completed studies on an ambitious project to set up air pollution monitoring stations throughout the Emirates as part of a national strategy to protect the environment. This year's Environment Day was staged under the banner 'Clean Air – ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality to observe national environment day today

Posted on 04/02/2004

Dubai Municipality along with other cities observes the National Environment Day today under the banner: "Clean air for better life." The municipality has lined up several programmes and activities to mark the occasion. In a message Director General of Dubai Municipality Qassim Sultan underscored the municipality's commitment to the issue of environment protection and environment resources management following the footsteps of the country's leader President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan ...  >>MORE

EU scribes praise ERWDA's role in protecting wildlife

Posted on 03/02/2004

A 13-member team of journalists from the European Union (EU) on a visit to the country praised the efforts made by the UAE in the area of environmental and wildlife protection. Wrapping a four-day visit to the country, the delegation valued high the environmental achievements of the country, which they considered as a miracle in view of the harsh climate of the region. The delegation, hosted by the Ministry of Information and Culture and ERWDA, comprised editors of leading environmental ...  >>MORE

ERWDA and UAE University signed MoU for environmental research

Posted on 30/01/2004

The UAE University and Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote cooperation in the environmental research and human resources development. The protocol was signed in a ceremony by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) and Sheikh Nahayan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher ...  >>MORE

European journalists to visit UAE

Posted on 21/01/2004

A 13-member team of journalists from the European Union (EU) will arrive here on Friday to view achievements made by the UAE in the conservation of environment and wildlife. The delegation comprising journalists from some of the most reputed environmental magazines in the EU countries, will tour a number of natural reserves and centres for rare species of birds in Abu Dhabi. The visit is jointly arranged by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the Environmental Research and Wildlife ...  >>MORE

EEG accepted as member of UN body on desertification control

Posted on 17/01/2004

The Emirates Environment Group has been recently accepted as a member at the General Secretariat of the UN Agreement on Desertification Control, represented by voluntary national groups in the area of environment protection and development in the UAE. Habiba Al Maraishi, head of Dubai EEG, said in a report published in the January issue of "Al Baladiat” magazine that the Group submitted an application for membership during the time of hosting the sixth regional meeting of national association ...  >>MORE

ERWDA & ADWEA organize organise Water and Energy Conservation Campaign

Posted on 13/01/2004

In line with their efforts to promote awareness on water and energy conservation the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) and the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) are organizing a Water and Energy Conservation Campaign in coordination with the Emirates Media. This was announced in the press conference, which was held at ERWDA on Monday with the attendance of Majid Al Mansouri, ERWDA's Secretary General and Abdulla Al Ahbabi, Director of Business Support ...  >>MORE

Green firms to join hands to enhance performance

Posted on 22/12/2003

Green companies based in the UAE will establish an association in Dubai in a bid to bring the environmental movement to the corporate front. The embryonic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) network is spearheaded by the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG), the UAE's leading green NGO, which announced the new project at its seventh annual corporate gathering on Tuesday night. The proposed association will be formed in collaboration with EEG's corporate members, who have been involved over the ...  >>MORE

ERWDA monitors entry of hazardous materials, chemicals

Posted on 21/12/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) has taken responsibility for monitoring the entry of chemicals and hazardous materials at all entry points in Abu Dhabi. They include the airport, port and checkpost on the Saudi border. According to a report, the monitoring began at the beginning of this year, following last year's plan to provide a comprehensive and effective management for chemical, radioactive and hazardous materials, and hazardous wastes in the emirate. ...  >>MORE

Tonnes of trash removed

Posted on 13/12/2003

Thousands of environmentally-friendly people from all over the Emirates braved the cold morning and haze yesterday for a good cause on Clean Up the UAE Day. Around 6,500 volunteers from schools, companies, families and individuals picked up tonnes of trash in nine areas across the country. Yesterday's clean-up saw more participants than last year's inaugural event, said Habiba Al Marashi, chairperson of the Emirates Environmental Group (EEG). The volunteers donned shirts, gloves and caps ...  >>MORE

Hamdan hails UAE's great accomplishments

Posted on 02/12/2003

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), has praised the manifold accomplishments made by the UAE in the sphere of environment, as part of the country's comprehensive plan to achieve sustainable development. In a statement on the occasion of the 32nd National Day, Sheikh Hamdan said the last few years had witnessed a steady progress in the fields ...  >>MORE

Next phase of environmental protection to focus on implementation of national strategies: Hamdan

Posted on 28/11/2003

Following the numerous successes that have been made by the UAE over the last few years in the area of environmental protection, the next phase of environmental conservation work will focus on the implementation of the National Environmental Strategies, said Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister , Minister of Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA). In an interview with the Arabic ...  >>MORE

ADCO short listed for BP ecology award

Posted on 23/11/2003

Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations, ADCO has been short listed for the international BP Helios Award 2003 for pioneering environmental protection by converting hazardous oil well drilling sludge into usable, eco-friendly by products. ADCO's novel solution overcomes a perennial problem of disposing of the mushy oil-based mud (OBM) needed for lubrication when drilling through difficult shale formations and producing economically beneficial by-products. The system uses a process called ...  >>MORE

UAE calls for new human practices to curb ecological degradation

Posted on 22/11/2003

New York - The United Arab Emirates has urged the international community to introduce new human practices to curb the continuous deterioration of the global environment. "It has been noticed that the global environment is continuously deteriorating due to negative human practices which resulted in land, sea and air pollution, loss of biological diversity and fish stocks, draught and desertification, and other environmental crisis which had significant impact on the lives of millions of ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi launches second phase of air clean-up project

Posted on 15/11/2003

Abu Dhabi has launched the second phase of an ambitious project to reduce air pollution which officials said is affecting human health, damaging its farm and fish resources, lowering productivity and spoiling the landscape. The Environment Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), which oversees the emirate's environmental affairs, said it had completed the first of four stages of the project with the help of Norwegian experts. It said the fourth phase involves the continuous ...  >>MORE

Greeting cards go green

Posted on 11/11/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, ERWDA, in coordination with the Emirates Media, launched a new range of environmental greeting cards for all occasions with an aim to increase environmental awareness through pictures highlighting different environmental issues. Funds raised from selling these cards will be used to support some of ERWDA's environmental projects. The unique environment of the UAE includes a diverse range of spectacular flora and fauna. Some of these ...  >>MORE

Ambitious drive launched to reduce air pollution

Posted on 09/11/2003

Abu Dhabi emirate has launched an ambitious drive with the help of veteran Norwegian experts to clean its air environment by reducing pollution which officials associate with the spread of heart and respiratory diseases. The Abu Dhabi Municipality said it had signed an agreement with the well-known Norwegian atmosphere research centre, ULIN, to carry out the 18-month plan, a unique environment protection and pollution combat project in the Middle East. The first stage of the four-phase ...  >>MORE

UAE sets up first desert flora garden

Posted on 29/10/2003

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has commenced establishing a garden for desert flora at the Dibba Agricultural Research Station with the aim of protecting and conserving rare species. Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Saeed Mohammed Al Raqbani said the garden, the first and largest of its kind in the Arabian Gulf, would house more than 150 pastural plants from 35 families. 'The project is being carried out in response to instructions of the President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin ...  >>MORE

Dubai Municipality launches Clean Up World campaign

Posted on 15/10/2003

Dubai Municipality on Tuesday launched the Clean Up The World 2003 campaign with a call to the public at large to come forward and share the responsibility of preserving the country's environment. The massive clean-up drive was jointly launched by Hussein Nasser Lootah, assistant director-general of the municipality for Environment and Public Health Affairs, and Noel Campbell, Australian ambassador to the UAE by cutting a cake, specially made to mark the occasion, at the Wonderland Theme and ...  >>MORE

Zayed Charity donates Dh150,000 to Environmental Society

Posted on 01/10/2003

The Zayed Organisation for Charity and Humanitarian Works yesterday donated Dh150,000 to the Emirates Environment Friends Society, EEFS, to enable it launch an environment awareness campaign in schools. Salem bin Obeid Al Dhahiri, Acting Director General of Organisation, delivered the amount to Ahmed Mohammed Saleh Al Harmoudi, Board Chairman of the EEFS during a ceremony held at the Organisation's head office. Al Dhahiri affirmed the success of the national project led by H.H. President Sheikh ...  >>MORE

ERWDA, Norwegian Institute ink contract to monitor air

Posted on 01/10/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), as part of its efforts to ensure sustainable balance between economic growth and healthy environment, has signed a contract with the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) to conduct an Air Quality Monitoring and Management Study for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi that will last 18 months. Majid Al Mansouri, ERWDA's Secretary General signed the agreement on behalf of ERWDA and Mr. The Nguyen Thanh, Director of Information ...  >>MORE

Civic move to control air pollution

Posted on 21/09/2003

The Municipality here has completed a comprehensive study on air quality in Jebel Ali which suggested a reduction in industrial and vehicular emissions and development of guidelines to control the problem. The study, presented to the authorities at a seminar in the City Hall on Tuesday, was carried out by a local environment services firm in association with a U.S.-based environmental corporation. The municipality is monitoring round-the-clock quality of air in all the other areas of Dubai ...  >>MORE

ERWDA follows set strategy, work plan for environmental awareness: Bowardi

Posted on 14/09/2003

The Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, ERWDA, has made several achievements in the field of environmental and wildlife protection through the implementation of vital projects which seek to protect the environment and the natural resources of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. Since its establishment in 1996 in line with the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan and H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the follow up of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al ...  >>MORE

ERWDA Offers Unique Eco-Experiences to Students

Posted on 02/09/2003

As students gear up to go back to school, the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) is meanwhile getting ready to offer once again its environmental awareness programmes which more than 13,000 students experienced last year in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. ERWDA is charged with assisting the Abu Dhabi Government in the conservation of the Emirate's natural environment, resources, wildlife and biological diversity and has placed the raising of the public's level of ...  >>MORE

Endangered flora being grown to help combat desertification

Posted on 21/07/2003

New agricultural experiments are being carried out at the Dibba Fruit Research Station to grow several species of desert flora under the supervision of the Eastern Agricultural Zone in Fujairah. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman, Director of the Zone, told Gulf News that some agricultural engineers at the station recently started a programme to grow a large number of endangered desert plants to help control desertification. The programme started at the newly-opened division for flora and biological ...  >>MORE

Licence fee for ozone-unfriendly material import

Posted on 21/07/2003

The council of ministers issued here yesterday four decisions with regard to levying fees on licences that are issued by the Federal Environmental Agency (FEA) for importing ozone-unfriendly materials, in addition to issuing new structural organisations for both the civil service commission and employees of mosques. The cabinet also agreed to extend the grace period granted for auditors to settle their status. The decision No. 16 for 2003 said that the fees for importing ozone-unfriendly ...  >>MORE

Herbarium collects over 600 plant samples

Posted on 20/07/2003

About 600 plant samples of the UAE vegetation have been collected to date by the herbarium of Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) in Abu Dhabi to identify plants, a vital function in biodiversity conservation given the general scarcity of floristic knowledge in the region. The herbarium, established in 2001, consists of a growing collection of sheets of properly identified, dried and pressed plants and is being maintained by the Terrestrial Environment Research Centre ...  >>MORE

UN conference hails UAE reclamation of arid land

Posted on 19/07/2003

The UAE's efforts to reclaim arid land for agricultural use were praised during a United Nations conference on desertification in Abu Dhabi. The conference, which focused on Asia and the sub-continent, allowed delegates to review progress on the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. They heard that desertification now threatens 40 per cent of the world's agricultural land, across more than 180 countries. However, the UAE was hailed as an example of good practice and was shown to have made ...  >>MORE

ERWDA, Bahrain environment agency conclude MoU

Posted on 17/06/2003

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed today between the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) and the Bahrain's Agency for Protection of Marine, Environmental and Wildlife Resources. According to the MoU, the two sides shall engage in a series of cooperative activities of common interest and mutual benefit in environmental, wildlife and marine resources. The MoU was sealed by Mohammed Ahmed Al Bowardi, ERWDA's Managing Director and Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al ...  >>MORE

Garbage penalty to boost recycling

Posted on 15/06/2003

Money seems the best motivation for people to reduce waste. So said UAE environmental campaigners in reaction to a new rule issued in Dubai which charges fees for improper waste disposal and for dumping waste into the landfills. The new rule, issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Industry, and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, amends Local Order No. 7 of 2002 governing the management of waste disposal sites in Dubai. Under Local ...  >>MORE

Waste recycling plant to be set up in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 14/06/2003

The Abu Dhabi municipality is developing a fully integrated waste management centre incorporating the concepts of recycling, composting and limiting the use of landfill. The centre, to be located 70km outside the city, will feature a wide range of leading edge waste management facilities in one location. Speaking to Gulf News, Dr Saeed Traiss, Under Secretary of the municipality, said the city has been developing the project with an American consultant and tender papers have been ...  >>MORE

UNDP allocates 160 m dollars to anti-desertification projects

Posted on 10/06/2003

The United Nations Development Programme's Global Environment Facility (GEF) has agreed to allocate 160 million dollars to combating desertification and curbing soil degradation to developing countries, according to a senior official at the international organization. In an exclusive statement to the Emirates News Agency, WAM, Hani Daraghma, GEF Regional Coordinator for Arab states, said his organisation was financing long-term and medium-term anti-desertification and soil degradation ...  >>MORE

UAE to observe World Environment Day on June 5

Posted on 04/06/2003

The UAE will join global celebrations on the World Environment Day, which falls on June 5 every year, and which is considered a significant environmental occasion aimed at protecting environment and decreasing pollution. Jassim Darwish, Secretary General of UAE Municipalities underlined the attention given by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to environment, preservation of biological diversity, sustainable development and giant agricultural achievements made by the UAE. In a ...  >>MORE

Abu Dhabi to host desertification meet

Posted on 04/06/2003

An international conference will be held in Abu Dhabi from Saturday to discuss desertification in Asia, the Federal Environmental Agency (FEA) announced yesterday. The five-day meet, attended by delegates from 48 Asian countries, will be held at the Rotana Beach and Towers Abu Dhabi. The Second Asian Ministerial Conference on the United Nations Convention for Com-bating Desertification (UNCCD) Implementation, which is the sixth session of the conference of the signatory parties, will begin with ...  >>MORE

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Sultan bin Tahnoun hails ERWDA efforts


ERWDA board urges stricter environmental regulations


Young minds tackle green issues


ERWDA evaluating air quality in Abu Dhabi


Abdullah calls for global fight against air pollution


Air pollution issues to take centre stage at conference


UAE celebrates national environment day


Ambitious project planned to monitor atmospheric pollution


Dubai Municipality to observe national environment day today


EU scribes praise ERWDA's role in protecting wildlife


ERWDA and UAE University signed MoU for environmental research


European journalists to visit UAE


EEG accepted as member of UN body on desertification control


ERWDA & ADWEA organize organise Water and Energy Conservation Campaign


Green firms to join hands to enhance performance


ERWDA monitors entry of hazardous materials, chemicals


Tonnes of trash removed


Hamdan hails UAE's great accomplishments


Next phase of environmental protection to focus on implementation of national strategies: Hamdan


ADCO short listed for BP ecology award


UAE calls for new human practices to curb ecological degradation


Abu Dhabi launches second phase of air clean-up project


Greeting cards go green


Ambitious drive launched to reduce air pollution


UAE sets up first desert flora garden


Dubai Municipality launches Clean Up World campaign


Zayed Charity donates Dh150,000 to Environmental Society


ERWDA, Norwegian Institute ink contract to monitor air


Civic move to control air pollution


ERWDA follows set strategy, work plan for environmental awareness: Bowardi


ERWDA Offers Unique Eco-Experiences to Students


Endangered flora being grown to help combat desertification


Licence fee for ozone-unfriendly material import


Herbarium collects over 600 plant samples


UN conference hails UAE reclamation of arid land


ERWDA, Bahrain environment agency conclude MoU


Garbage penalty to boost recycling


Waste recycling plant to be set up in Abu Dhabi


UNDP allocates 160 m dollars to anti-desertification projects


UAE to observe World Environment Day on June 5


Abu Dhabi to host desertification meet