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LE MERIDIEN AL AQAH BEACH RESORT COLLABORATES WITH OFFICIAL AUTHORITIES TO LAUNCH CORAL REEF GARDEN PROJECT

The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, MoCCAE, under the patronage of Crown Prince of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in line with the Ministry’s strategy to protect the UAE’s biodiversity and ensure its sustainability, the project is set to include the cultivation of 1.5 million coral reef colonies over the course of next five years

 

The launched event held at Le Merdien Al Aqah Beach Resort organized by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, in partnership with Fujairah Municipality, Dibba Fujairah Municipality and Fujairah Adventures was attended by Crown Prince of Fujairah H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi along with other officials

 

While addressing the attendees Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi said “Protecting and preserving the sustainability of the environment and of our natural resources is integral to the legacy of the founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed

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Hassan Salem Al Yammahi, Director of Dibba Fujairah Municipality, also took to center stage and urged individuals to play their part for collectively results, said successful conservation requires a team effort

 

Effective conservation of the marine environment requires the collective efforts of government authorities, fishermen, beachgoers and the tourism sector as a whole. Therefore, Dibba Fujairah Municipality is keen to develop ecotourism and ensure its sustainability through working together with its partners in the public and private sectors to protect the natural wealth of the area. Initiatives in this regard include the installation of artificial caves to deflect underwater currents and provide a safe environment for marine organisms to breed

 

One of the key objectives of the gardens is to protect local fish species and boost their population. By protecting fish eggs against predators in the sea as well as shielding them from water currents will help increase the population of local fish species in the region

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