First coastal, marine habi­tat map cre­ated

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ABU DHABI: In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry of Cli­mate Change and En­vi­ron­ment (MOCCAE), En­vi­ron­ment and Pro­tected Areas Author­ity in Sharjah, the En­vi­ron­ment Pro­tec­tion and De­vel­op­ment Author­ity in Ras Al Khaimah, Aj­man Mu­nic­i­pal­ity and Umm Al Quwain Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Emirates Na­ture-wwf hosted an event at the 13th Meeting of the Con­fer­ence of the Con­tract­ing Par­ties to the Ram­sar Con­ven­tion on Wet­lands (COP13), an­nounc­ing THE results of THE irst Coastal HABI­TAT map car­ried out in the North­ern Emirates.

The coastal and marine habi­tat map was cre­ated over the course of a year us­ing an in­no­va­tive map­ping ap­proach .

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