His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah highlighted the relentless pursuit of the emirate of Sharjah to ensure the environmental development and preserving the wildlife, stressing the importance of such projects and initiatives, including most prominently the establishment of protected areas and research centers concerned with preserving the environment; the cultivation of meadows in the marine environment and the pasture allocation, as well as the growing of desert plants.
This came during the visit of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, on Tuesday morning, to inspect the activities of the 21st Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity (SICFAB), at the Sharjah's Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife.
His Highness welcomed the participants, scientists, experts, and stakeholders who work on preserving the environment in the Emirate of Sharjah, expressing appreciation to their recommendations and strategic plans that serve the environment.
Stressing on the importance of preserving the environment and nature, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah emphasised that the Island of Sir Abu Nu'ayr is a successful model in preserving wildlife.
His Highness pointed to the environmental diversity in the city of Kalba, revealing the establishment of environmental projects in the city of Kalba, including a museum and mazar, and a research and studies center for environmental conservation.
During the visit, His Highness has also highlighted the environmental efforts in preserving the city of Khorfakkan, shedding light on the importance of the mountainous marine environment of Al Qalqali Beach.
As for the West Coast of Sharjah for the waterfront, His Highness pointed out that it is not in good condition as a result of landfills, which affected coral species.
As part of His Highness’ keenness to preserve other environments and promote biodiversity conservation, His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has announced the allocation of a grant to countries that suffer from the degradation of wildlife and the environment, in addition to sending scientists and experts share their expertise and provide service in the areas of wildlife conservation.