Abu Dhabi is home to the largest population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins in the world

The local flamingo population is also growing

Abu Dhabi is home to the largest population of Indian Ocean humpback dolphins in the world
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The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has released their half-year report for 2020.

Findings from the EAD found that wildlife in Abu Dhabi’s land and sea have shown promising growth.

The flamingo population in the emirate has grown by 22 percent with 872 new chick born so far this year.

A total of 52 nesting sites for Hawksbill turtles were also spotted along the shores of Abu Dhabi.

 

Abu Dhabi is also home to the largest population of Indian Ocean Humpback dolphins in the world, 1,800 Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins and 50 endangered finless porpoises, known locally as ‘vima’.

In addition, seven new species of invertebrates and two new plant species were discovered.

Among the landmark laws launched to preserve the environment, a single-use plastic policy was introduced in 2020 to protect the local ecosystem and create a more sustainable future.
For more information visit www.ead.gov.ae.

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