Wadi Wurayah becomes the UAE’s first mountain protected area

posted on 5th of february, 2011

Wadi Wurayah - one of WWF Global 200 Ecoregions
April 2009: Wadi Wurayah Fujairah has officially been declared the UAE's first protected mountain area by His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi. The decree comes after the completion of a successful three year project, launched in 2006, by Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) - WWF and Fujairah Municipality with the support of HSBC Bank Middle East ltd, to assess the importance of Wadi Wurayah for nature conservation and to establish it as a protected area.

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The wadi is a 129 kilometre-square catchment that occupies the northern reaches of Fujairah between the towns of Masafi, Khor Fakkan and Bidiyah. Due to its permanent water resource the area has been used by local communities...

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Comments (3)

Posted by Brianarbuthnot on February 06, 2011
Thanks for the info. Zash,nice port. BTW,,it always pleases me to hear of a new conservation area being established.Lets hope they dont stop there.
Posted by Tan510jomast on February 05, 2011
good news. we have to preserve nature for the sake of our future generations. or else, what would be left would be a horrible generic inner city mess like so many identical cities or worst, ghost towns polluted , depleted derelict. bravo.
Posted by Ebamo on February 05, 2011
Thanks for the interesting info!

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