At least 50 Emirates Aluminium (EMAL) employees headed to the beach to conduct the first ‘Green EMAL: Beach Cleaning Campaign’ for the Al Taweelah based smelter’s Port Facility.

A variety of wildlife call the EMAL seafront home, including some endangered species. The area provides nesting for critically endangered Hawksbill sea turtles, with up to 28 nests and 700 hatchlings observed successfully entering the sea during this year’s nesting season. 12 Ospreys - a fish eating bird of prey - were also observed nesting in the area.

Saeed Fadhel Al Mazrooei, EMAL’s President and CEO, said: “The wildlife that has chosen to call the EMAL beach home is testament to the measures and investments in the best environmental technologies we have made from the very start of this landmark project to preserve and protect the ecology of the areas in which we operate.

“The presence of these animals indicates our success in ensuring good quality of water and marine life, and beach cleaning campaign will help continue to keep the area as a haven for our native fauna.”