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'Go green' call to Bahrain businesses

Bahrain's business community has been urged to join a worldwide United Nations campaign to help protect biodiversity. Last October the UN General Assembly declared 2011-2020 the UN Decade of Biodiversity and Bahrain was among 193 count

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Stalemate over declaring reefs as national reserves

A row over whether two major Bahraini reefs should be declared national reserves ended in a stalemate, with one opponent claiming they could be potential goldmines rich with oil, gas and minerals. The Shura Council was unable to reach a de

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Bahrain needs to 'act to save dugongs'

Bahrain needs to take action now to prevent the remaining population of dugongs (sea cows) from completely disappearing from its waters, said an environment group. Friends of the Environment Society is calling on Bahrain's authorities

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Gulf coral reefs 'remain at risk'

Twenty years ago, divers in Dubai could swim through coral gardens teeming with brightly-coloured fish and sea turtles. Today, says marine biologist Tom Goreau, dead reefs stand like gravestones for an underwater ghost town. In the UAE, so

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Bahrain joins global initiative to save dugongs

Bahrain has joined an international initiative to safeguard the dugong population in the region, it has emerged. The Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment and Wildlife signed a Memorandum of Understanding (M

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UN draft plan to protect animals, plants by 2020

A UN summit on Wednesday will consider new 2020 targets for combating the increasing extinction of animals and plants caused by threats such as pollution, climate change and forest clearance. The United Nations says the world has failed to

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Bahrain to sign key convention

Bahrain is all set to join the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites), it has been declared. All legal, operational and logistical issues have been completed and a resolution will be passed soon by the Cabinet, sai

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Emirates Group hosts environment expo

The Emirates Group is hosting a week-long environmental exhibition to raise awareness of environmental issues among staff and visitors, to celebrate World Environment Day. The exhibitions have been set up in the Emirates Group’s headquarte

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Wake-up call needed to protect biodiversity

Bahrain, where biodiversity is under threat, needs a wake-up call to do more to safeguard the environment, experts have said. At the decision-making level, Bahrain has ratified various environmental protocols, including the Convention on B

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Bahrain 'facing resources crisis'

Consumption habits in Bahrain are killing the country's resources and destroying its biodiversity, experts have warned. Bahrainis have always harvested natural resources such as pearls, palm trees and fish, they said. However,

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