EAD signs accord to promote UAE wildlife

ABU DHABI — The wildlife in the UAE in general and Abu Dhabi emirate in particular is going to be recorded and promoted in the UK, with the final purpose of raising awareness and environmental action for the protection and conservation of biodiversity.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 1 Jul 2008, 10:36 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 5:58 PM

In this respect, the Environment Agency — Abu Dhabi (EAD) has signed a three-year agreement with Wildscreen, a charity organisation that promotes environmental conservation through films and photographs.

Under the agreement, the EAD will invest in Wildscreen to further develop its ARKive project, a unique global initiative, collecting the very best films and photographs of the world's species and storing them in one centralised digital library.

In return, Wildscreen will create nature documentary films and photographs on the UAE's wildlife, which will be included on ARKive's website, http://www.arkive.org.

"Abu Dhabi is an environmental haven waiting to be explored. We have taken the initiative to further our projects and to develop the emirate to become one of the most environmentally advanced areas in the world," said Majid Al Mansouri, secretary-general of EAD, during the signing ceremony in Bristol, England, last Thursday.

The EAD has also joined forces with Pyramedia company for the production of wildlife documentaries. Two such films were recently completed, on the captive breeding programmes and releases into the wild of the Arabian Oryx and the Houbara birds.

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