An exclusive mangrove planting session
The “Restoring mangrove ecosystems of the UAE” project uses an ecosystem-based approach and is run through the “Priceless Planet Coalition”, an international initiative implemented by Mastercard in collaboration with Conservation International (CI) and the World Resources Institute (WRI), which aims to plant 100 million trees by 2025 to restore global forest ecosystems.
In the UAE, Emirates Nature-WWF has selected different sites to plant mangroves, one of them being Khor Al Yeefrah, in Umm Al Quwain. Khor Al Yeefrah is home to dense mangrove forests, rich biodiversity, as well as kayaking activities near beautiful lagoon-side beaches. The area is also the breeding ground for the largest colony of the Socotra Cormorant bird in the Gulf region. As such, this area is renown to be rich for its oldest and most genetically diverse ecosystems and biodiversity.
From Thursday 16 March to Tuesday 21 March 2023 (every afternoon) over six consecutive days, Emirates Nature-WWF will be organizing outreach and planting activities, which volunteers will be able to come and join.
The programme includes:
This type of fieldwork is physically challenging, it will be outdoors. Willingness to get dirty and have fun is vital as it gets really muddy in the mangroves!
Please note that this trip is not suitable for children under the age of 7. However, children can only attend upon requests and must be accompanied by adults. For such requests, please reach out to [email protected] .
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.