Mangroves thrive in UAE desert to help fight climate change

Straits Times

Apr. 10, 2022

Mangroves thrive in UAE desert to help fight climate change

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/mangroves-thrive-in-uae-desert-to-help-fight-climate-change In a separate and high-tech planting project, drones are being used to drop mangrove seeds into Abu Dhabi's Mirfa lagoon.

Energy giant Engie and the Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi, alongside tech and imagery firm Distant Imagery, have planted more than 50,000 seeds to date since their Blue Carbon project started in 2020.

The drones were built by Distant Imagery. The project team first mapped the site and analysed environmental conditions to identify the most optimal planting locations within the lagoon.

A number of seeds were also made heavier by coating them with solid nutrients so that the "seed balls" can penetrate hard soil....