SHARJAH, 20th January, 2019 (WAM) -- The Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA, has announced that over 120 experts from 22 countries will participate in the upcoming 20th Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabian Biodiversity, SICFAB.
The three-day forum - taking place at Desert Park from 4th to 7th February - will address four topics, including the transferring of animals to ensure biodiversity, key biodiversity areas, veterinary medicine in biodiversity conservation, and the use of drones in biodiversity.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, EPAA Chairperson, said that Sharjah has considerable experience related to the environment and the conservation of biodiversity. "Sharjah remains proactive, such as providing an opportunity to review environmental issues, participating in consultations and discussions and exchanging ideas and information in the interests of raising awareness about issues related to biodiversity, and finding solutions that advance international efforts in this area," she added.
Al Suwaidi noted that SICFAB aims to contribute to the development and formulation of strategies and action plans to protect endangered species in the Arab world, based upon the assessment and conservation management plan developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN, a global authority on the status of the natural world and measures needed to conserve it.
The forum will see a host of international organisations concerned with the protection of biodiversity and wildlife. Also attending will be local, Arab and international universities, research institutes and scientific centres; Arab and international zoos; organisations that manage protected areas; graduate students specialising in the environment; municipalities; municipal councils; and local environmental authorities in the UAE.