Natural resources of Abu Dhabi<br />
Threats to fishing and pearling<br />Over-collection / over-fishing<br />Climate change<br />Industrial water pollution<br...
Oil and natural gas<br />Non-renewable source of energy<br />A major contributor to climate change<br />Should be used wit...
Date palms<br />Biggest threat is the red palm <br />weevil<br />UAE scientists have developed the world's first environme...
Coral reefs<br />A tourist attraction<br />Breeding grounds for many fish species<br />“The rainforest of the sea”; rich i...
Desert<br />A tourist attraction<br />Threats<br />Threatened by litter<br />Land pollution (e.g. mining & dumping of haza...
Ground water<br />In excess of 90 percent of all water requirements in Abu Dhabi are met by desalinising seawater.<br />Re...
Beaches<br />High amenity value<br />Tourist attraction<br />Threats<br />Land reclamation /  dredging<br />Pollution (e.g...
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Natural Resources Of Abu Dhabi

  1. 1. Natural resources of Abu Dhabi<br />
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  4. 4. Threats to fishing and pearling<br />Over-collection / over-fishing<br />Climate change<br />Industrial water pollution<br />Oil spills<br />Fishing methods using dynamite and cyanide<br />High levels of sediment<br />Ecological changes resulting in absence of host fish (salmon, trout)<br />Eutrophication<br />
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  7. 7. Oil and natural gas<br />Non-renewable source of energy<br />A major contributor to climate change<br />Should be used with maximum efficiency<br />Human behaviour needs to change to minimise energy usage and extend the life of oil-supplies <br />Legislation needs to encourage fuel efficiency<br />
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  9. 9. Date palms<br />Biggest threat is the red palm <br />weevil<br />UAE scientists have developed the world's first environment- friendly bio-technology to save date palm trees from red palm weevils.<br />Parasitic nematode worms<br />The project was carried out by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in cooperation with the Arab Organization for Agriculture Development <br />
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  12. 12. Coral reefs<br />A tourist attraction<br />Breeding grounds for many fish species<br />“The rainforest of the sea”; rich in biodiversity<br />Threats to coral reefs<br />Rising sea temperatures<br />Storms<br />Sediment<br />Overfishing<br />Dumping at sea (litter)<br />Boats and ships<br />Tourists taking mementoes<br />Coral trading & fish collection for pet-shops<br />Cooling waters from power plants & factories<br />
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  14. 14. Desert<br />A tourist attraction<br />Threats<br />Threatened by litter<br />Land pollution (e.g. mining & dumping of hazardous waste)<br />Off road vehicles<br />
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  16. 16. Ground water<br />In excess of 90 percent of all water requirements in Abu Dhabi are met by desalinising seawater.<br />Renewable water supplies of freshwater is low due to low rainfall, high evaporation & exceptionally high water usage per capita<br />Groundwater resources have reduced by approx 20% since 2003<br />http://water.heroesoftheuae.ae/en<br />
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  18. 18. Beaches<br />High amenity value<br />Tourist attraction<br />Threats<br />Land reclamation / dredging<br />Pollution (e.g. sewage, industrial effluent)<br />Litter<br />Algal blooms<br />
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