Abu Dhabi Eco-Chicks hosted the Green Drinks Iftar at the One to One Hotel on August 19th.  The event was a huge success with over 75 people in attendance! By the end of the night over 3,200 aed was raised to support the EWS-WWF Marine Turtle Conservation Project.

The Marine Turtle Conservation Project is a three-year project launched in early 2010 to establish a satellite tracking programme and conduct research.  The tagging of 75 Hawksbill turtles from 5 countries (UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran) will provide insights into turtle habitats and behavior in the Gulf and worldwide.  More information can be found at – http://www.gulfturtles.com

“EWS-WWF greatly appreciates this generous gesture. We thank Eco-Chicks for their unyielding commitment towards the environment, and their continuous support of our projects,”  commented Ida Tillisch, Acting Director General, EWS-WWF.

During the event many guests expressed interest in becoming Eco-Chick members.  We are excited to see so many from the Abu Dhabi community interested in supporting environmental causes.

Eco-Chicks would like to thank everyone who participated and One-To-One Hotel for their support of the event that allowed for such a generous donation to an environmental initiative.  As a result of your participation, this event was a huge success that will make a positive contribution towards conserving our environment.

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