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Dubai/Sharjah: Rulers launch nature reserves

Conservation was the name of the game in mid-January for Dubai and Sharjah, with three new nature reserves being launched by their rulers. Federal Vice President, prime minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum launched the Marmoom Reserve on 16 January. Marmoom is the UAE’s first unfenced desert conservation reserve, covering 10% of the emirate’s entire area. The reserve aims to provide an environmental, touristic and sporting resource, providing a sanctuary for 19 species of endangered animals and birds.

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