Dubai Mangroves Forest Launched with 1k Saplings

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 April 2021
Dubai Mangroves Forest Launched with 1k Saplings
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According to Khaleej Times, a Dubai Mangrove Forest ‘will feature coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass beds and a natural beach’.

The project by the Emirates Marine Environmental Group and consumer goods giant Procter and Gamble is in line with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s plan for more than half of the city to be transformed into nature reserves by 2040.

The mangrove should attract lots of wildlife, from crabs and oysters to birds and even gazelles. About 1,000 trees were planted at the inauguration of the Dubai Mangroves Forest at the Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary on Monday.

Mangroves play an important part in the environment of the UAE and beyond, by reducing carbon dioxide in the air, which contributes to positively reducing global warming.

Dubai Mangroves Forest Launched with 1k Saplings

Schools and companies would be encouraged to join the campaign to tackle climate change.

Major Ali Al Suweidi, President of EMEG, said, “The mangrove is a local species and we call it Sena Marina which is a special species in the Gulf. This species grows because of heat and we have salt water and therefore this species grows very well here. We started to plant this a long time back.”

He continued, “We have mangroves in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai. The reason we are planting this mangrove is because it soaks up five times more carbon dioxide than any plant. This is a good solution against global warming and other problems.”