Local Actions for Global Challenges
The 2nd EWS-WWF Marine Conservation Forum took place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from the 14th until the 16th of December 2010.
In September 2006, EWS-WWF hosted its first Marine Conservation Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It was at this Forum that delegates from across the region and abroad focused on collaborating efforts for the conservation of marine turtles and coral reefs.
The 2nd Marine Conservation Forum held in December 2010 once again helped bring together representatives from governments, private sector, NGO’s, biologists and specialists to evaluate not only the state of our shared marine environment but to work towards common solutions for habitat and species conservation.
The coastal and offshore waters of the Gulf support rich and diverse populations of marine species such as marine turtles, coral reefs and fish fauna. These species and their shared habitats are part of the unique cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula and bring economic value and pride to the people of the Gulf.