UAE wildlife conservation news

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From Big News (IANS), Sunday 15th April, 2012:

UAE launches wildlife conservation project

The UAE has launched a project to protect the wildlife and the fragile ecosystem of the Jebel Hafit mountain in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

The mountain is home to some of the most threatened wildlife. The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) now plans to undertake a comprehensive assessment of the mountain in 2012.

Straddling the UAE-Oman border, Jebel Hafit is home to breeding populations of threatened species like Blanford’s Fox, Brandt’s Hedgehog and the Arabian Tahr.

The EAD has already set up special cameras to monitor the wildlife.

Raptors like the Egyptian Vulture and Bonelli’s Eagle are also found in Jebel Hafit.

Over 170 plant species have so far been documented in Jebel Hafit. This accounts for over 40 percent of the total plant species recorded in the emirate.

“Jebel Hafit supports a range of rare species and habitat, which could not thrive in the surrounding desert.

“It is vital that we ensure the cultural and environmental value of Jebel Hafit for current and future generations,” Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, EAD secretary general, said Saturday.

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