Environment Agency Abu Dhabi launched Youth Eco-ranger programme

November 04, 2022 - 04:50 PM

As part of its mission to empower youth to become future environmental experts, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) today launched ‘Murshed’ - its Youth Eco-Rangers programme which motivates young people to volunteer as eco-rangers. The programme aims to train a group of cycle 2 and 3 Abu Dhabi schools’ students aged 14 to17 annually to understand the role of eco-rangers in protecting and preserving the environment.

‘Murshed’, which is implemented in coordination with the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) and the Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK), is an EAD educational programme that seeks to inspire and engage students who are committed to, and interested in, protecting, and preserving the environment

The programme also provides adequate opportunities for the young rangers to receive guidance and develop their leadership skills and to gain experience in the field of environmental education. They will also participate in environmental conservation activities and interact with experts from EAD to learn about the public and private responsibilities of eco-rangers to reinforce youth’s efforts in eco system restoration in line with UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-203 initiative, which aims to halt global ecosystem degradation.

Interested students can now register to join the first cohort, which starts on December 12th, and is sponsored by TotalEnergies. During this cohort (2022-2023), around 20 students will be trained in Al Wathba Wetland Reserve, while the next edition (2023-2024) will see 20 students trained at the Mangroves National Park.

Source: Abu Dhabi Government Media Office 

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