Dr Hind Al Ameri, marine conservation scientist

Marine conservation science: “The work we do has a bigger purpose”

Dr Hind Al Ameri is an Emirati marine conservation scientist and sea turtle biologist with Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. We spoke to her on International Women’s Day in a year where women still face significant challenges and unequal access to opportunities, to talk about support, empowerment and representation – in her field and the wider world. What exactly does a marine conservation scientist do?  Our job is to conserve, protect and manage marine species

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An EV still comes at an environmental cost: Here’s why

So you’ve bought your new electric car. You congratulate yourself on contributing to cleaner air in the UAE as you drive down Sheikh Zayed Road creating zero emissions.  And then someone points out the carbon released in factories to manufacture this ‘green’ vehicle would have been significant. Generating the electricity which charges the battery largely comes with its own environmental impact, too. But it’s the material make-up of the battery itself which is becoming so

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Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue

Yas SeaWorld Research & Rescue is officially open for business

While many associate SeaWorld with theme park rides and dolphin shows, the group’s marine conservation efforts get a lot less attention. However, as one of the largest marine animal rescue organizations in the world, SeaWorld has so far saved 40,000 sick, stranded or injured animals, and helped rehabilitate and return thousands back to the wild. Now, after over 60 years in operation, the group has launched its first location outside of the US, right here in Abu Dhabi.

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7 ways to volunteer to help animals and wildlife in the UAE

Brimming with majestic desert landscapes, pristine white beaches and precious mangrove forests, thousands of different species of wildlife make their home in the UAE. However, littering continues to be a problem, and many people still need to be better educated about the importance of protecting the environment. For example, according to a 2022 study published in the Marine Pollution Bulletin, 75 percent of all dead green turtles and 57 percent of all dead loggerhead turtles

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Junk Kouture brings trash fashion to Abu Dhabi

It’s a fashion competition like no other, with designers using everything from an old trampoline to plastic sanitary wrappers, a mannequin bust, ATM receipts and actual living moss. The first-ever World Final of Junk Kouture, the world’s largest sustainable fashion competition for youth, is happening on January 11, 2023. And with Etihad Airways as a partner, old airplane seat covers, cabin crew uniforms and life vests will join coffee capsules, orange peels and plastic bags as source materials. 

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