Abu Dhabi announced region’s largest coral reef rehabilitation project

Abu Dhabi has announced plans for the region’s largest coral reef rehabilitation project.

Launched by Hamdan bin Zayed, the region’s largest coral reef rehabilitation project will provide a vital boost to Abu Dhabi’s coral reef ecosystem, and highlights the emirate’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and encourage biodiversity.

This latest EAD-led project will culture more than one million reef colonies to further reinforce the emirate’s marine habitat.

The announcement was made on Tuesday, World Oceans Day.

Abu Dhabi contains 34 types of hard corals in several locations, including Ras Ghanada, Butinah, Saadiyat and Al Nouf.

“The project aims to reduce the negative impact of climate change on coral reefs, as well as increase the coral reef total area in the emirate’s waters, help to rehabilitate areas affected by climate change and human activities, and conduct research and studies to find out the best and most adaptable coral species,” Shaikha Salem Al Dhaheri, secretary general of the EAD, said.