Abu Dhabi’s efforts
The Cuckoo Wasp, which is unique to the UAE, was found and collected by EAD on a routine wildlife trapping exercise at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve in 2009 and was declared a new species.. Since then, the wasp has been added to a global list of invertebrates that catalogues all known species. EAD continues to ensure the effective management and monitoring of the emerald-coloured species. Establishment of various protected areas is helping to ensure conservation of suitable habitat prevent disturbance. EAD undertakes continuous monitoring of the species, within and outside protected areas.