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Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF)

Driving positive change to conserve our natural environment

Emirates Wildlife Society is a non-profit environmental organization in the United Arab Emirates, established under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan: (Ruler’s Representative in the western region and chairman of the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi). 

Since its establishment in 2001, EWS has been working in association with WWF, federally and in the region and is known as EWS-WWF.

EWS-WWF was born out of a need to protect biodiversity in key sites across the emirates including species and ecosystems of concern in the region; raise awareness on the high UAE Ecological Footprint and contribute to policy and institutional framework to address environmental issues.

We work on a series of projects that address the UAE’s Ecological Footprint, promote science-based policy work as well as on the ground conservation. These are supported by communication initiatives and education programme to raise awareness of key environmental issues.

EWS-WWF's work would not have been possible without the immense support from generous sponsors and corporate members, as well as valuable in-kind support from individuals and organisations who are as committed to the environmental cause as we are.

Our Offices

EWS-WWF has offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Fujairah.



The mission of EWS-WWF is to work with people and institutions within the UAE and the region, to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives. 
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	© H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
EWS - WWF Patron HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of Environment Agency Abu Dhabi & Ruler’s Representative in the Western Region
© H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan
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Left, Prof Dillon Ripley presented with the Getty Prize for his protection of wildlife and natural areas and his rescue of the last three Arabian oryx, by Ms Ann Gettyon 28.10.1977. Middle Major Ian Grimwood, UK, Washington, USA
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