The second component of the project is focused on improving the financial sustainability of national protected areas
in order to secure financial resources for the effective management of protected areas
- assessment and redesign the system of collection of tickets, connecting the various attractions of the protected areas
in the integrated tourism products and others.
The analysis of the area covered by protected areas
has been made by delineation of the boundaries in GIS.
The Ministry [of Environment and Urban Planning], which transferred [the right to use] coastal areas -- which are referred to as public areas under the Constitution -- to private companies and has plans to establish dams in natural protected areas
, wants to change the status of protected areas
In reply to an RTI query on the estimate of wildlife outside the protected areas
( national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, conservation reserves and community reserves), the ministry stated that the details sought were not available with its public information officer.
According to the law on protected areas
, these territories can be used depending on the type of a designated area, in the manner, determined by the Government.
The workshop is organized by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and aims to promote awareness and understanding of issues related to the conservation and management of ecosystems and protected areas
and capacity building in the region to address these issues.
The trusts propose creating new marine protected areas
, extending the boundaries of ones that are already proposed, adding protection of dolphin, whale and shark species and undertaking more research to establish the importance of sites.
The goal of this partnership is to promote marine protected areas
around the world - especially in those regions where our ships sail.
The findings by scientists from James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Queensland, Stanford University, BirdLife International, the International Union for Nature Conservation, and other organizations come at a time when countries are working toward what could become the biggest expansion of protected areas
The island is considered the second protected site in Sharjah and the fifth in the UAE to be registered as a Ramsar site," said Hana Al Suwaidi, director-general of the Environment and Protected Areas
Authority, at a press briefing.
Situated 65 kilometres off the North coast of the Abu Dhabi, and 110 kilometres North of Sharjah, it is one of the most important marine protected areas
in the UAE for its contents of significant environmental elements.
Under the scheme, the network of protected areas
for the conservation of birds increases from the current rate of 22.