Over 100 international experts will attend 18th Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity

SHARJAH, 29th January, 2017 (WAM) — Ways to protect the vultures from going extinct will be the focus of discussion at the 18th Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity, at the Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife in Sharjah from 6th to 9th February.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, the event, previously known as the International Conservation Workshop for Arabia’s Biodiversity, is organised by Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA.

The forum, attended by more than 100 international experts and researchers from around the world, is aimed at highlighting the dangers faced by species of vulture, developing a Regional Red List assessment of the trees of the Arabian Peninsula, and organising a series of workshops on veterinary medicine.

The forum helps experts and professionals identify the nature of wildlife in the UAE and the Arabian Peninsula due to the biodiversity in this area.

The event will boost the role of Sharjah in consolidating the principles of sustainable biodiversity, as Sharjah’s protected areas are home to old mangrove trees and rare species of birds.

A vulture multi-species action plan will also be held under the Convention on Migratory Species, CMS, Raptors Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia. Various experiences from the Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE will be presented during the workshops.