‘Celebration of Wasit Wetland Centre by Wetland International’

Wasit Wetland Center in Sharjah has been accepted as a member of Wetland International, a global network dedicated to promoting wildlife and sustaining biodiversity around the world. This achievement is a result of the ongoing efforts of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) to enhance environmental conservation in the emirate.

Wetland International is a network with 350 members across six continents, recognized by a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. It plays a crucial role in supporting educational wetland centers and parties that have signed the Ramsar Convention. Through communication campaigns, public awareness initiatives, community-level training, knowledge sharing, and conservation tools, Wetland CEPA helps in the preservation of wetlands globally.

During a special event, Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, the chairperson of EPAA, received the official membership certificate from Wetland International, expressing her delight in Wasit Wetland Center’s successful inclusion in the network.

The recognition of Wasit Wetland Center’s membership highlights the effectiveness of Sharjah’s environmental strategy, which focuses on establishing wetlands and natural reserves across the emirate. These locations not only serve as key tourism attractions but also support the broader environmental goals of the emirate.

EPAA is committed to providing the necessary attention and care to the diverse flora, fauna, and bird species found in these reserves and centers. With over 60 different species of resident and migratory birds residing in the center, visitors have the opportunity to observe these birds in their natural habitat. Additionally, the center offers educational programs that raise awareness about the significance of coastal birds and the challenges they face.

The admission of Wasit Wetland Center into Wetland International is a testament to Sharjah’s dedication to environmental conservation and wildlife preservation. It underscores the emirate’s commitment to creating a sustainable and biodiverse ecosystem for current and future generations to enjoy.

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