Habitat Recovery: Mangrove Eco-Survey

Help our team of experts take samples of mangrove mud to help fight against climate change. This is your chance to get your hands dirty and see how “on the ground” conservation fieldwork takes place!

ABOUT THE ACTIVITY

 The potential of nature-based solutions for climate change has yet to be unleashed. Emirates Nature-WWF is working on the management and restoration of coastal ecosystems, including mangroves, to mitigate climate change and drive socio-economic benefits such as eco-tourism and food security. To determine which sites are most suitable, we are taking samples of ”mud cores” to be sent off for carbon analysis. We are looking for volunteers to help with some heavy lifting and physical support out in the field. Only those prepared to be covered in mud and out in the sun for 7+ hours should apply to take part.   

WHY IT MATTERS

 Nature-based solutions for climate harness the power of nature to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and also help us adapt to the impacts of climate change. They are win-win solutions that involve protecting, restoring and sustainably managing ecosystems to address society's challenges and promote human well-being.  Our planet is facing a dual climate and biodiversity crisis. Around a million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction - more than ever before in human history. At the same time, the climate emergency threatens to expose millions of people to extreme heat waves and could leave a billion people affected by sea-level rise within decades, among several other impacts. Alongside transformation in our energy, land, urban and industrial systems, nature-based solutions can play a key role in addressing these two crises.  

HOW VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP

 Volunteers will help with the physical work of transferring equipment to the sample sites, the deployment of mud core equipment, recovery of samples, taking photos, notes and measurements.    

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?  

 This type of fieldwork is extremely physically challenging, it will be outdoors, often without shade in temperatures above 40oC. Some of the sites can be accessed only by boat so punctuality, relability and willingness to get dirty are vital. In order to be selected you will need:  

  • To be active, healthy and physically fit – be able to lift at least 5kg and walk/wade through several kilometers of mud  
  • To be able to swim  
  • To have demonstated relability on previous trips  

 

WHERE YOU CAN PARTICIPATE

 Various coastal and mangrove forrest locations in Umm al Quwain (exact location will be shared with confirmed attendees)  

WHEN THE ACTIVITY WILL TAKE PLACE

 Activities will start in May 2022 and continue throughout June as we monitor across different seasons. Fieldwork will take place mid-week during working hours.    

 

Resiger you interest in taking part and you will be contacted if you are chosen to join the team.  

Location
Umm Al Quwain
Umm al Quwain
Date & Time
Saturday, 28 May 2022 06:00 AM -
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 12:00 PM
Closed event
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