The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment received a delegation from the German Agency for Development Cooperation and the German NGO Succow for Environmental Conservation, as part of its eagerness to strengthen bilateral cooperation and exchange of experience between the two countries to protect the environment, preserve marine nature reserves and promote ecotourism.
The Ministry, represented by the Institute for Biodiversity, discussed with the German delegation future trends and visions regarding ecotourism in marine areas and how to cooperate and coordinate efforts in the field of marine pollution control, environmental sustainability and other environmental issues of great importance to both countries.
The visit included a tour for the delegation of the Marawah Marine Reserve – the largest marine reserve in the region and the first marine reserve accredited by UNESCO, which includes a wide variety of wildlife and is home to almost 60% of the country’s dugongs, and contains various types of bottlenose dolphins – and humpback dolphins, in addition to 4 species of sea turtles, 70 species of fish, coral reefs and mangroves.
It is noteworthy that during its visit to the country, the German delegation visited the most prominent historical monuments of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which included the Al Hosn Palace, the Pearl Farm and the National Aquarium, which is the largest aquarium in the country. Middle East.