New Hope for Dugongs: plans to protect and restore seagrass ecosystems in Abu Dhabi

A recent UNEP article highlights the efforts Abu Dhabi is making to restore over 20,000 ha of coastal ecosystems by 2030.

Following a massive coral bleaching event in 2017, Abu Dhabi has dedicated efforts to restore mangroves, corals, and seagrass along the coastline. To date the project has successfully restored 7,500 ha. of mangroves in an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the targets of the Paris Agreement on climate change ahead of the conclusion of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in 2030.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi has hosted the CMS Dugong MOU Secretariat, on behalf of the Government of the United Arab Emirates, since 2009.

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