‘Wasit Wetland Centre in Sharjah becomes part of worldwide conservation network’

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA) has demonstrated its strong commitment to wildlife conservation and biodiversity by welcoming the Wasit Wetland Centre into the prestigious Wetlands International network. This important step highlights Sharjah’s dedication to environmental protection and conservation efforts on a global scale. Wetlands International, with a membership of 350 organizations spanning six continents, is a powerful force in the conservation of wetlands worldwide.

Recognized by the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, the network serves as a crucial platform for educational initiatives and collaborative projects among wetland-focused institutions globally. Through the Wetlands CEPA program, members can develop communication strategies, engage in educational outreach, share knowledge, and access essential conservation resources.

The integration of the Wasit Wetland Centre into Wetlands International aligns perfectly with Sharjah’s comprehensive environmental strategy, which prioritizes the preservation and enhancement of wetland ecosystems throughout the emirate. These areas are not only popular tourist destinations but also play a vital role in bolstering the region’s ecological resilience and sustainability.

Under the careful management of the EPAA, the wetland reserves and centers in Sharjah provide a safe haven for a wide variety of flora, fauna, and avian species, many of which are endangered. The EPAA’s steadfast commitment ensures that these habitats receive the necessary protection and support to thrive and prosper.

The Wasit Wetland Centre has become a hub for environmental education, offering visitors valuable insights into coastal bird species and their habitats. Through immersive experiences in spacious aviaries and strategically placed bird-watching stations, guests can intimately connect with the region’s avian residents.

With over 60 species of resident and migratory birds, the center provides a unique platform for bird enthusiasts and conservation supporters to observe and study these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. Additionally, the center hosts a range of educational programs and activities aimed at raising awareness about the importance of coastal birds and the conservation challenges they face.

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