New report gives biodiversity boost to Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Media Office

Promising levels of terrestrial and marine growth are highlighted in the Environment Agency's latest survey.

The study from January to June this year shows 876 flamingo chicks were born, a rise of 22 per cent on the previous season.

Five globally threatened bird species have been recorded, while 52 hawksbill turtle nesting sites were also registered.

The region's first single-use plastic policy launched in the six month period.

And in a world first, soil surveys have been conducted using drones and artificial intelligence.

A special archive of the soil gathered is being compiled using remote sensing techniques.

Hundreds of inspections have also been carried out to ensure the quality of groundwater and wells.

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