The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) has released their half-year report for 2020.
.@EADTweets has published its half-year report for Jan-June 2020, which reflects promising growth in biodiversity, as well as a strengthening of policies to help protect the environment in #AbuDhabi. pic.twitter.com/ADekl1PjeL— Ù ÙØªØ¨ Ø£Ø¨ÙØ¸Ø¨Ù Ø§ÙØ¥Ø¹ÙØ§Ù Ù (@admediaoffice) August 30, 2020
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.