Largest Undertaking To Enhance The Quantity Of Coral Reefs Launched
The Surroundings Company in Abu Dhabi (EAD) has launched the biggest coral reef rehabilitation challenge in an effort to extend the variety of coral reefs.
Coral reefs are one of the vital and productive marine habitats and supply a pure habitat for marine life, as nicely as defending seashores from erosion.
The initiative is according to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Consultant in Al Dhafra Area and Chairman of the Board of Administrators of EAD.
The primary three-year section of the challenge will embody selecting nursery websites to make sure a protected surroundings for development, evaluating the coral supply and nursery areas in keeping with water high quality requirements, depths and temperatures, in addition to establishing numerous underwater nurseries wherein to nurture and develop coral fragments.
The initiative will see the replanting of over 1,000,000 colonies of coral reefs.
The second section will embody harvesting coral nursery shares, their transportation to rehabilitation websites and the cultivation of affected websites to revive the built-in coral system.
The third section of the challenge will embody the completion of nursery inventory harvesting and the restoration of degraded areas with new coral development.
His Excellency Mohamed Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Protection Affairs and Vice Chairman of the Board of Administrators of EAD mentioned, “The emirate of Abu Dhabi comprises 34 several types of laborious corals unfold in a number of areas, together with Ras Ghanada, Butinah, Saadiyat and Alnouf. By this programme, nurseries for coral can be developed to cut back the adverse affect of the pure pressures to which coral reefs are subjected as a result of local weather change and excessive temperatures on the seafloor. In consequence, the challenge may even improve the entire coral space and rehabilitate affected areas to protect the good heritage, financial and scientific worth of the coral reefs.”