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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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Bahrain needs to 'act to save dugongs'

Bahrain needs to take action now to prevent the remaining population of dugongs (sea cows) from completely disappearing from its waters, said an environment group. Friends of the Environment Society is calling on Bahrain's authorities

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Camel cloning pioneer to present at Vet ME

Scientists who took part in the creation of the world's first cloned camel will be among those participating in the Middle East’s premier veterinary event later this month. Dr Nisar A Wani, head of the Reproductive Biology Laboratory a

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Foot and mouth alert in Bahrain

Cows recently imported to Bahrain from Europe were found to have been infected with the deadly foot and mouth disease (FMD), it was revealed. No figures are available but all the cattle affected have been slaughtered, said Municipalities a

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Reptile pavilion a hit at Global Village

Global Village, member of Tatweer Dubai, the prime tourism destination in the heart of Dubailand, has been attracting animal lovers and curious visitors to the dedicated reptile pavilion for the past seven years. The Reptile Pavilion is a

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One in four mammals 'risks extinction'

A quarter of the world's mammals are threatened with extinction, an international survey showed on Monday, and the destruction of habitats and hunting are the major causes. The report, the most comprehensive to date by 1,700 researcher

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