Kayak 4 Conservation [Abu Dhabi]

Kayak through the mangroves of Abu Dhabi and fish out the trash you see.

About the Activity 

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 endangered species of turtles, seabirds, sharks and rays.

Unfortunately, mangroves and their inhabitants are facing numerous challenges, one of which is litter. Let’s do our part to protect them!

On this guided kayak tour, participants will learn about mangrove ecosystems, collect and remove litter, and geo-tag data around litter to inform national policies on single-use plastic.

Who can participate?

This session is open to all Champions of Change.  Young children will require supervision. Please note this activity will require moderate physical exertion while kayaking.  

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

3 hours

Act now

Please prepare for this activity by attending the Masterclass: How we can Protect our Mangroves

Questions?

Please email us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +971585323400

Which area of Impact does it contribute to?

We must sustain our mangroves, so they can sustain us.

With your help, we can achieve and surpass our objective to:

  • Understand the source of plastic waste and analyse 2,000 kg of litter to support a policy on single-use plastics and help create a thriving circular economy in the UAE.
  • Reduce plastic leakage into nature by 50% by 2030.

Join the mission to Lose the Litter.

 

local_offer Registration fee for non-members: AED 224.00
Location
Abu Dhabi
Date & Time
Thursday, 09 December 2021 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Saturday, 16 October 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Friday, 12 November 2021 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 29 January 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Sunday, 20 February 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 12 March 2022 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Saturday, 09 April 2022 03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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Sunday, 22 May 2022 06:00 AM - 09:00 AM
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Ratings & Reviews
5.0

11 Reviews

it was an amazing day, learned a lot of new and important information about mangroves and the many species that lives with it and depend on it.

We went with the family (my husband and two kids aged 9 and 8), and had an absolute blast. It was great to be in nature, see the wildlife, be on the water and doing something good for the planet. The talks were informative and fun, we learnt not only about mangroves but also about some of the creatures living in and around the mangroves, and had a short talk on different sea shells that one might find on the beach. The kids were enthusiastic, agile litter collectors and were able to hop in and out of the kayaks easily whenever they spotted litter. Only difficulty was with some of the larger litter items (plastic table, old fishing ropes, big cardboard boxes etc) that were just too big or so caught up in the mud and roots that not even the adults could get them out. The kids also thoroughly enjoyed playing with the mud, which is sticky and gooey like slime - very appealing to children. I would heartily recommend this trip, and advise all future participants to bring water shoes (so you can get out and walk in the mangroves without hurting your feet - trainers, flip-flops and sandals are not the best as the mud is really sticky and you could end up ruining your shoes). Also bring a change of clothes with you, as you can get wet and muddy (there are showers in the mangrove park so you can clean up afterwards).

This was a great experience - fun, productive and rewarding! Thank you Emirates Nature WWF and our guide Arabella for this activity.

Very Informative Event and enjoyed every moment.

Simply a blast, so entertaining, fun and educative!!

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