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Dubai celebrates $272m safari park launch

Dubai Municipality yesterday (December 12) celebrated the soft opening of its world-class wildlife park, a Dh1-billion ($272 million) development spread over a 1.2 million-sq-m area in Al Warqaa 5 off the Dubai-Hatta Highway. Duba

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Dubai Safari open to visitors

Dubai Safari, home to the most diverse array of animals in the UAE, is set to become a fun-filled living classroom for young minds as it opens its doors to visitors. Housing more than 2,500 animals, Dubai Safari is a unique edutai

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Emirates Park Zoo opens extension with more animals

Emirates Park Zoo and Resort’s new 6,500 sq m zoo extension that hosts a herd of exotic animals opened today, marking the start of a year-long facelift programme. The area is home to hippopotamus, camels, sheep, goats and birds.

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Emirates raises awareness against illegal wildlife trade

Emirates is on a mission to raise awareness about the threat that the illegal wildlife trade poses to the survival of some of the planet’s most endangered and iconic animals. Emirates has unveiled its fifth A380 emblazoned w

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University creates genetically modified lab animals

A Bahrain-based university has become the first in the Arab region to create genetically modified laboratory animals. Two batches of transgenic mice were developed by a team from the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), led by College of Graduate St

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Emirates launches new toys for young travellers

Emirates has released its newest range of toys, the Fly with Me Animals for infants and toddlers and specially designed Fly with Me Lonely Planet activity bags for those aged between six and 12 years old. Emirates’ Fly with Me Ani

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Online wildlife trade exposed in Bahrain

A Bahraini website has been exposed by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) for supporting the trade in exotic animals and birds. The homepage of the website www.mbahrain.net has been blocked by authorities, but it is

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World lagging in plan for nature protection: UN

Governments are failing to meet goals to protect animals and plants set out in a biodiversity plan for 2020 that also aims to increase food supplies and slow climate change, a UN report showed on Monday. Many rare species face a m

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Customs opens endangered species campaign

Dubai Customs today opened its second awareness campaign this year at the Deira City Centre which is aimed at protecting endangered animals. This follows the success of its first campaign held last May at Mirdif City Center, a statement fr

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New foot and mouth strain spreads to Gaza Strip

A new strain of foot and mouth disease (FMD) has reached the Gaza Strip and threatens to spread further after first being detected in Egypt and Libya in February, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday. FAO said s

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