New Publication On Salt Tolerant Plants of The United Arab Emirates The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture Publishes New, Revised Arabic Version Of Popular Book on Salt Tolerant Plants in UAE

  • New Publication On Salt Tolerant Plants of The United Arab Emirates
    New Publication On Salt Tolerant Plants of The United Arab Emirates
Tuesday, 23 April 2013

With the generous support of the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) announces the publication of an updated, Arabic version of the book “Salt-tolerant Plants of the United Arab Emirates”. This is an updated publication of the original English version published in 2006. In the revised volume, written by Dr Fawzi Karim, Dr Abdullah Dakheel and Dr NK Rao, are descriptions, in Arabic, of the different environments and habitats of the UAE with chapters on salt tolerance, plant adaptation to drought and salinity and potential uses of salt-tolerant plants. It includes illustrations of more than 170 different plants in the UAE (tree, shrubs and grasses) with their description, salinity tolerance, distribution and uses.

Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General of ICBA says that “Several of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, notably Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, have published well-written scientific books about their flora and fauna. The UAE has also produced a good number of books about its plants and animals. However, until now no book has been published with a specific focus on the halophytes and salt-tolerant plants in the country. This book represents the first scientific documentation of these important plants in the UAE.”

For enquiries on how to receive copies of these published books, please contact ICBA communications team on +971.4.3361100 ext. 212 or by email to g.aljabri@biosaline.org.ae