Author First name, Last name, Institution

Andrew Gardner
Brigitte Howarth

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

BioRisk

Publication Date

12-28-2009

Abstract

Th e United Arab Emirates is a small Gulf country with perhaps the fastest rate of infrastructure development anywhere. While there is legislation in place requiring environmental impact assessments (EIA) to be undertaken for all major projects, the speed and scope of development provides special challenges in devising and implementing ecological mitigation against the loss of habitats and biodiversity that this development engenders. Th is paper critically discusses mitigation strategies that have been attempted, and suggests mitigation strategies in the local context. It is hoped that this will assist both the environmental consultants involved in the EIA process and the competent authorities who issue development licences, to the benefi t of the remaining native biodiversity of the area.

ISSN

1313-2644

Publisher

Pensoft Publishers

Volume

3

First Page

27

Last Page

38

Disciplines

Life Sciences

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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Life Sciences Commons

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