Welcome to the DNHG Resources page. Our members have gathered together a wealth of information regarding the natural history of the UAE. From online articles, to published reports and field guides, and from our very own field work. If you are looking for something in particular and can't find it on our website, please contact us. We are more than happy to help you out.
The DNHG Library offers members a modest and very interesting collections of books, pamphlets, maps and many arcane and hard-to-find publications for reference or purchase.
Over the years DNHG members have compiled and written many interesting reports regarding the natural history in the UAE. Members have also contributed to the recording of many new species.
WHERE TO GO
Want to get out an explore the natural history of the UAE, but not sure where to start? Here you will find an extensive list of places and things to see to help get you started.
Tribulus is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the ENHG–Abu Dhabi and devoted to original research relating to the natural history of the UAE and Eastern Arabia. Tribulus was published semi-annually from 1991 through 2006 and is now published annually. It is available online in both PDF and OCR formats and can be found in the following link: http://www.enhg.org/Home/Publications/Tribulus.aspx
Tribulus is the successor to the ENHG’s Bulletin, published thrice annually throughout the 1980s. The Bulletin is also available online: http://www.enhg.org/bulletin/author.htm.
There are several excellent Arabian field guides that are not readily available in print and have been made available online with the cooperation of the concerned authors. These include:
Butterflies of Oman (1984) by Torben and Kiki Larsen
Insects of Eastern Arabia (1987) by D.H. Walker and A.R. Pittaway
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Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi - Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi
Geological Features of the United Arab Emirates by Dr. Ben Jordan, printed by UAE University
Geological Overview of the United Arab Emirates by Gary R. Feulner
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Geotrekking in South East Arabia – A Filed Guide to World Class Geology in the United Arab Emirates and Oman
Rough Sheller’s Guide to the UAE by Dr. Sandy Fowler
Wild Flowers of the UAE by Marijeke Jongbloed (with G.R. Feulner, B. Böer, A.R. Western)
Spiders of the United Arab Emirates: An Introductory Catalogue by Gary R. Feulner and Binish Roobas
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Most of the above publications can also be found via the www.enhg.org website, hosted by the Al-Ain branch of the ENHG.
Architectural Heritage Society of the UAE
ARKive: Jewels of the UAE
Dubai Astronomy Group
Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)
Emirates Diving Association (EDA)
Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)
Emirates Marine Environmental Group (EMEG)
Gulf Photo Plus
Hanne & Jens Eriksen‘s Birds Oman website
Sharjah Museums – Note the virtual tours
UAE Dolphin Project
Wildlife Middle East News
UAE Spider Website
PAPER NAUTILUS REGISTER
Beryl Comar compiles reports sightings of “shells” (which are actually egg chambers) of the Paper Nautilius, Argonauta sp. If you happen to come across any, please notify her by email: Berylcomar@gmail.com
Please try to provide her with the dimensions of the shell and a brief description, e.g.darkly marked, perfect, broken etc.
The Burj Al Arab Aquarium is equipped and staffed for the rehabilitation of sick sea turtles. If you hear of or find, a sick or injured sea turtle, please contact the aquarium at the address below. They will respond as soon as possible. In the meantime, they advise keeping the turtle comfortable in fresh, shallow water at about 26°C in order that the turtle can easily lift its head to breathe.
Tel: +971 4 3017198