Ramsar Convention environmentalists to review ‘The Lagoons'
A team of Ramsar Convention environmental experts will be visiting the 70 million square foot Dubai Creek 'The Lagoons', waterfront project and evaluate the candidature of Ras Al Khor Wildlife sanctuary (RAKWS) as a Ramsar site.
The Ramsar Convention is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands which works to stem the encroachment of developments on wetlands and prevent their loss.
Representatives of Sama Dubai, developers of ‘The Lagoons' and international real estate investment and development arm of Dubai Holding, said that the environmental experts would visiting Dubai on June 4-6, according to Khaleej Times.
‘The Lagoons' is reportedly helping to preserve the ecological functions of wetlands in the UAE and their environmental, cultural, scientific, and recreational value, in conjunction with the Dubai Municipality's Environment Department and relevant authorities and stakeholders.
The Ramsar Convention team will meet with environmental experts and UAE national government authorities responsible for international environment conventions and discuss the UAE ascension to the international Ramsar Convention during their visit.
The massive ‘The Lagoons' project location near the heart of Dubai is witnessing a magnificent transformation through the creation of a series of enhanced waterways and manmade buffer islands. The Dubai Creek will be extended and reconnected to the Arabian Sea, creating an inland loop with two inlets, which will allow extensive flushing of the entire Creek and improving its water quality.