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National Geographic to showcase Abu Dhabi's local environment

Emirati explorer to take viewers on journey through UAE's natural habitat

National Geographic to showcase Abu Dhabi's local environment
The five-part documentary series, in conjunction with National Geographic Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), will take viewers on a journey across various protected areas within Abu Dhabi.

The natural habitat of endangered Hawksbill and Green turtles, four globally threatened species of shark, three threatened species of ray and around 240 species of fish is set to be featured in a new documentary series showcasing the environment of the UAE.

The five-part documentary series, in conjunction with National Geographic Abu Dhabi and the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), will take viewers on a journey across various protected areas within Abu Dhabi.

‘Explore Your Environment’ takes in the aforementioned marine habitats as well as looking at the 400 plant species and three million migrating birds, which pass through every year.

Narrated by Emirati explorer and conservationist Fahood Taymour, the series consists of 2-minute videos. Stops include both well-known tourist sites such as Jebal Hafit National Park as well as lesser-traveled locations such as Bu Tinah Island in the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, a 130km ride from Abu Dhabi’s coast. Other stops include the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve and Al Ghada Protected Area.

Fahood’s approach will capture viewers, bringing awareness to the environment and biodiversity locally, as he encourages them to take small steps to cut down on pollution and fish for less vulnerable fish.