Kayak through the mangroves of Abu Dhabi and fish out the trash you see.
The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, was a visionary leader who had a deep appreciation for nature and a strong commitment to protecting the environment. He believed that the natural beauty of the country was a valuable asset that needed to be preserved and cherished for future generations.
Did you know: Mangroves can store up to 4 times more carbon than tropical forests. By restoring mangroves to good health, we also restore our local biodiversity. Afterall, mangroves are home to bees, birds, turtles, rays, and fish.
Unfortunately, mangroves and their inhabitants are facing numerous challenges, one of which is litter. Let’s do our part to protect them!
Join Emirates Foundation's Takatof Social Volunteering Program’s exciting activity, in collaboration with Emirates Nature WWF and Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi, to kayak through the mangrove forest to an island and learn about the cultural and ecological importance of mangroves, the threats they face and how we can work together to ensure their resilience. Contribute to research on the amount and type of single use plastics and other waste entering the marine environment throughout the year. Data is reported directly to the Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi to provide the researchers and policy makers with insights around the current situation, help them in making better decisions, and formulate new regulations and provide recommendations to leaders.
No experience is necessary, although a reasonable level of fitness is required. Volunteers will need to be able to kayak several kilometers and carry bags of litter.
We welcome volunteers of all ages; However it is not suitable for babies and volunteers under 18 can only attend when accompanied adults.
Please prepare for this activity by attending the Masterclass: How we can Protect our Mangroves
Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400
We must sustain our mangroves, so they can sustain us.
With your help, we can achieve and surpass our objective to:
Join the mission to Lose the Litter.
Please note that events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to updated safety guidelines from the government. We will try our best to keep you informed of any changes as early as possible. Thank you for your understanding and support.