As part of DAEP’s commitment to achieving “Beyond Zero” impacts to health, safety and the environment, an ongoing programme of conservation measures is being undertaken to ensure impacts to biodiversity at Dubai World Central are minimised.
Following the success of prior wildlife relocation exercises, further ecology studies have identified areas where additional wildlife relocation is needed while areas with high biodiversity conservation value within the neighbouring Dubai South were highlighted.
DAEP is working with the Dubai Municipality to relocate the wildlife to the Al Marmoum Conservation Reserve and to establish the site within the Dubai Protected Area Network. The organisation is also sharing experience and best practices with Dubai South, for joint initiatives to better protect and conserve important biodiversity in the area.
DAEP aims not only to have a zero impact on the biodiversity of the area, but to positively enhance it by contributing towards biodiversity conservation measures throughout Dubai.