View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, April 19, 2007

UAE Environment: It’s in the bag

“A carpet of plastic waste strewn across wide swathes of the deserts near Dubai is killing wildlife and domestic animals in alarming numbers, says a top Dubai environmentalist.”

“Two of every three animals autopsied at a Dubai laboratory have died in part due to plastic ingestion, says Dr Ulrich Wernery, a 20-year UAE resident and founder of the Emirates Environmental Group.”

“This is the worst environmental threat facing this country. Death of our animals from plastic is reaching epidemic proportions in the UAE, but people won’t do anything about it,” said Wernery.

Read more and see the photos on this alarming story by XPress reporter, Derek Baldwin at ‘Death Valley: Plastic Tragedy’.

Image: One of the animals that died due to the ingestion of plastic.