The UAE will host Expo 2020!
  • Arabic
Supported by the UAE National Media Council
We are in the process of developing and improving our website, and we invite you to participate in our brief survey to measure the level of your satisfaction
Satisfaction Survey For UAE Interact Website
رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
استبيان رضا المتعاملين عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Sharjah Ruler urges residents to keep public spaces clean

posted on 26/11/2013: 2156 views

His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Monday visited the Muntathir nature reserve in Al Bataeh.

Speaking during the visit to the reserve, Dr Sheikh Sultan called on Emiratis and residents to keep public parks and facilities and camping grounds clean in order to preserve a healthy and balanced environment, which was affected by urban expansion and illegal poaching and hunting activities leading to the extinction of a large number of species of plants, including birds, reptiles and even animals.

"We urge the public to work on preserving the environment. It is truly upsetting for municipality officials and environmental authorities to exert such massive efforts, only to have someone completely undo their work. People must advise one another and parents should educate their children about such matters. I also urge people to refrain from driving their cars over the plants and shrubs,” Sheikh Sultan said.

The Ruler of Sharjah was accompanied by Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, head of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Obaid Saeed Al Tunaiji, Director of Al Bataeh Municipality, and other officials.

The Muntathir reserve stretches over an area of 12.5 kilometres in height and 400 metre in width. The reserve has capacity for 1.25 million Ghaf and Sidr trees. Dr Sheikh Sultan added that the reserve can even accommodate up to seven million shrubs, which only need some protection from vehicles.

Dr Sheikh Sultan added that work on many other reserves has already commenced, and that they will soon be completed in order to preserve various endangered plants. He pointed out that operations are also underway to collect seedlings and shrubs for the reproduction of these endangered plants.

Addressing officials from Al Bataeh Municipality and EPAA, Dr Sheikh Sultan expressed to them his profound appreciation for their efforts exerted for environmental preservation. – Emirates News Agency, WAM


02 February 2017 UAE keen to preserve, develop wetlands, says Minister of Climate Change and Environment
30 January 2017 Sharjah International Conservation Forum to discuss dangers faced by species of vulture, develop Red List for Arabia's trees
09 August 2016 One tree can leave your legacy on Sir Bani Yas
10 April 2016 New exhibition highlights best conservation practices projects in the Arab Region
29 March 2016 Sultan Al Qasimi calls for conserving Arabia's biodiversity

Most Read