(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) It is of great importance to return animals that are part of the captive-breeding process to their natural habitats in the wild as per specific strategies and proper tracking programme.
This was affirmed at the 15th edition of the international ‘Conservation Workshop for the Biodiversity of Arabia’ at the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah.
The four-day function, being run by the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife at Sharjah’s Desert Park, is focusing on the importance of returning animals to their original habitats.
His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, also launched an initiative for conservation of the Arabian Leopard in the Arabian peninsula during the workshop. He said the initiative invites researchers, stakeholders and international organisations to protect the Arabian Leopard in its few natural habitats in preparation to release it.
Al Suwaidi, Director of EPAA, said proper tracking programme should be adopted after the release of animals.