Mangroves Integral to UAE’s Sustainable Ecosystem, Says Masdar Institute

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 19 May, 2013 – Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has announced that the mangroves of Abu Dhabi are crucial to the very concept of sustainable development and commended the efforts of various organizations towards preserving one of the rare natural resources of the UAE.

As part of its contribution to preserving the mangroves, students of Masdar Institute are actively participating in Green Abu Dhabi 2013 to ensure the success of the month-long exhibition of art that opened on 2 May.

Organized under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development, the exhibition is created by Suhail Jashanmal, founder of Green Abu Dhabi, and supported by Masdar Institute. The show at the Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara aims to support the ‘mangroves project’ that seeks to preserve the UAE’s natural resources.

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