Safeguarding Abu Dhabi’s natural resources for a sustainable future.

 

EAD regulates and enforces Abu Dhabi's environmental laws to protect biodiversity and preserve the quality of life for a sustainable future.

Starting as a small group of pioneering ecologists in 1996 working in the harsh desert environment, we have grown – breaking down barriers and pushing the limits of science and conservation. 


We are now the largest environmental regulator in the Middle East, continuing the strong legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan by exemplifying his values of conservation.


Our proudest achievements include setting up the Sheikh Zayed Protected Areas Network, recording 100 unknown invertebrate species and leading the region in banning gargour fishing nets – while our mandate is focused on regulation and direction of policy with transparency. 
But our work doesn’t stop there. It’s as much about the future as it is about the past. 


Each year, we carry out thousands of compliance inspections and assess and characterise risks to develop a better understanding of environmental risks in the emirate. 
The prosperity of Abu Dhabi has relied on our natural resources. The environment is our foundation and our history. Join us in making it our future. 

  

 

 

OUR VISION

 

‘Towards a sustainable environment for a sustainable future.’

 

 

OUR MISSION

 

‘To protect and conserve the environment for people’s wellbeing and a better life for all’

 

OUR VALUES

 

Integrity

Initiative with Innovation

Empowerment

Ownership and Accountability

Excellence

Transparency

Partnership and Teamwork

Equity and Respect