Future-proof our world for generations to come
The challenges we face today are complex. They require collective action across all levels of society - in our personal and professional lives, and at the societal and national scale too.
As a Leader of Change, you will master the issues and co-create solutions alongside the UAE’s brightest minds. You will volunteer for nature, in nature, with your community as well as your loved ones.
Together, we will drive transformative impact at scale across the UAE and beyond.
Master the issues. Make a bigger impact.
Cultivate your skills with expert-led training courses and certification.
Lead the conversation. Co-create solutions.
Co-create the blueprint for sustainable development with our community of changemakers.
Walk the talk. Volunteer for nature.
Participate in unique activities and work alongside our conservation experts on exclusive once-in-a-lifetime field trips.
Every activity in this programme contributes directly to environmental conservation in the UAE.
Good data can lead to great conservation impacts. We collect information about animals and plants that live in this part of the world to inform national policies and deepen global scientific knowledge.
Join us in the field as Citizen Scientists. Together, we can scale our efforts and maximise our impact.
Ready to explore the great outdoors? Join the mission to Notice Nature.
Take part in as many missions as you can and help build a world where people and nature thrive.
Bees and other insects around us are the foundation of our food system. They need our help.
Help us protect and restore the natural homes of our invisible heroes. Learn about their true value. Join us in planting wildflowers, restoring mangrove forests and creating water canals to protect our pollinators.
Why it matters: Our ‘creepy crawly’ insect neighbours are instrumental for the growth of about three-fourth of our agricultural crops. But their populations are on a dramatic decline – recent evidence suggests that insect numbers have fallen by 50% or more in the last fifty years alone.
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The health of nature and humanity are closely intertwined – and both are at stake.
Emirates Nature-WWF created Leaders of Change to empower people across the UAE to make a bigger and better impact for nature with every action they take.
We aspire to drive transformative impact at every echelon of society, by embedding conservation and sustainability into the DNA of every student, individual, organisation, corporation and government entity.
With over twenty years of conservation experience, working alongside amazing partners locally, regionally and internationally, we are uniquely placed to nurture this community of changemakers, connect them with influential decision makers, and inspire the next generation of consumers, leaders and innovators to live sustainably.
We are on a mission to make the biggest possible impact for our environment. Together, we can.
With the support of our partners, we work towards a sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come.Our Partners
Emirates Nature-WWF Celebrates 22 proud years of working with our partners to build a society where people and nature thrive
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In 2022, we reached over 3 million people and saw monuments including the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Louvre Abu Dhabi switch-off during the Hour
Launched the UAE Alliance for Climate Change Action to support the UAE in taking climate action and reducing emissions
Launched the Nature-based Solution to support the UAE's strategic initiative to reach Net Zero by 2050
783 km2 of coastal and marine habitats mapped to identify areas that require official protection across the Northern Emirates of the UAE
By restoring and protecting mangroves, we aim to enhance CO2 sequestration and storage, and support ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the UAE
2019 marked the end of 10 years of marine turtle research undertaken via major projects focusing on hawksbill and green turtles. 126 marine turtles were satelite tagged in the process helping provide invaluable insights on critical habitats and behaviour of turtle populations in the region.
We launched Rethink Plastic in line with the UAE single-use plastic bag policy. As part of this campaign, we engaged with key retail business to help them reduce their plastic usage across operations and alter consumer behaviour.
10-year legacy which included restoration and management of Wadi Wurayah as a national park in close partnership with Fujairah Municipality
Launched a federal indoor lightning standard that promotes energy-efficient lighting, and reduces energy consumption, carbon emissions and associated costs
Engaged with over 10,000 UAE youth through 225+ events
Positively influenced the way 86% of youth participants prioritise and value nature
Restored a traditional falaj to enhance fresh water access for agriculture and biodiversity
Trained 100% of farmers in sustainable farming practices and achieved 30% water savings
In 2021, we launched the Leaders of Change; the first digital platform centred around conservation, through which members of society are empowered and developed into highly skilled environmentally conscious change makers. This programme will scale up our efforts to build a greener tomorrow.
The Al Bithnah Environment & Conservation Project with Etihad Rail
Phase 1 included building a Nature & Heritage trail to showcase the rich biodiversity of the area, and raise awareness about the history, culture, ecology and conservation challenges.
Phase 2 involves restoring a traditional falaj to enhance freshwater access for agriculture and biodiversity.
As part of this project, we are also engaged with the local community to integrate their opinions and train the farmers in sustainable farming practices.