Dolphin Energy has a well-established commitment to environmental programs and initiatives – a commitment that began well before the company started operations in 2007.
In 2017, Dolphin Energy partnered with The Environment Agency - Abu Dhabi (EAD) to sponsor the Al Wathba Wetland Conservation Program. The Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is one of the first protected areas in Abu Dhabi which supports a rich array of wildlife counting more than 200 migratory birds, 11 mammals, 10 reptiles and over 35 plant species. With support from Dolphin Energy, EAD aims to implement the Program which will focus on rehabilitating areas that have undergone habitat deterioration. This will help improve the vegetation cover, the scenery and aesthetic values of the site in addition to adding protection for the wildlife and minimizing noise and disturbance.Know More Hide
In 2015 and as a participant in the Ras Laffan Community Outreach Program, Dolphin Energy contributed to the Al Dhakira Beach Refurbishment Program. Located in northern Qatar, the beach now provides opportunities where children can play and families can gather and spend time together.Know More Hide
A large part of the company's scientific support has been given to the study of coral reefs in the southern Gulf. The Coral Program was a pioneering three year investigation of regional coral habitats and status growths, and was a highly successful collaboration between Qatar’s Ministry of Environment, the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) and the US based National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI).
The program recorded and mapped the reefs, assessed their condition – and the potential for recovery of the degraded systems – and utilized teams of national researchers and scientists in both Qatar and Abu Dhabi.
During 2007 and 2008 Dolphin Energy sponsored the first scientific study on dugongs and their habitats in Qatari waters since preliminary studies conducted in the mid 1980’s. The research supported continuing efforts to conserve the species.
In 2016, Dolphin Energy supported the Marine Research Foundation in advancing research on endangered sea turtles in the Arabian Gulf. The study helps to identify key conservation challenges and priorities across the UAE and the region using on-the ground-research to identify Important Turtle Areas (ITAs). This regional initiative is implemented as a partnership with a number of stakeholders and in collaboration with EWS-WWF. Satellite tracking and mapping and stakeholder engagement will be used to support decision making processes and help conserve these endangered species.Know More Hide
Beginning in 2011 Dolphin Energy launched Beati Watani, an online environmental education program for schools in the UAE. The program is helping students, teachers and parents learn about the environment around them and subsequently make informed decisions so they become environmentally responsible citizens. The program was rolled out to schools in Qatar in 2015.Know More Hide
In 2005, 2007 and 2008, Dolphin Energy sponsored a three year turtle monitoring and protection program on the Ras Laffan shoreline in the vicinity of Dolphin Energy’s sealines and subsea export pipeline. Dolphin Energy is strongly committed to preserving the environment, including the protection of endangered species, such as the Hawksbill and Green Turtles, which endured an 80% decline in its numbers worldwide over the past years.Know More Hide