Abu Dhabi’s efforts
EAD manages marine protected areas such as the Marawah Marine Biosphere Reserve, which is an important Hawksbill foraging habitat. Sea turtles and their habitats are protected by UAE Federal Law No. 23 and 24 of 1999. The UAE is a signatory to the Indian Ocean South-East Asian, (IOSEA), Marine Turtle Memorandum of Understanding, that suggests a range of actions for the conservation of sea turtles and the protection of their habitats.