Local press: UAE maintains marine biodiversity

ABU DHABI, 10th June, 2021 (WAM) — A UAE newspaper has said that climate change is stressing “our world’s environmental balance”, highlighting the importance of studying biodiversity.

“Humans are privileged to be living in a planet that consists of water in 70% of its area,” said Gulf Today in an editorial on Thursday quoting a United Arab Emirates University professor as saying that the climate crisis jeopardises the oceans and biodiversity, especially with the fact that oceans absorb nearly 30 percent of the carbon dioxide humans produce and reduce the effects of global warming.

As part of its celebration of World Oceans Day under the theme ‘The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods’, the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) announced the launch of a bio-digital survey of marine habitat in the UAE.

For the first time in the region, the 17-week pilot study will…

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