Protection of rare animals [Archives:2005/805/Local News]

January 6 2005

Ismail Al-Ghabiri
In cooperation with the Federal Environment Authority in the United Arab Emirates, the General Authority for Environment Protection (GAEP) is planning to establish a protected area for the rare animals in the country.

Mahmoud Shidawah, Chairman of the GAEP stated that a delegation from the UAE's Federal Environment Authority is due to visit Yemen in the coming two months to learn about the environmental and biological diversity in Yemen, specifically on Socotra Island.

The visit comes as a result of the joint efforts between the GAEP, Environment & Protected Areas Authority in Al-Shariqa and the Local Authority in Hadramout.

The three sides discussed the ways of maintaining the ibex as well as establishing a zoo in Hadramout with the joint effort and cooperation between the UAE's Environment & Protected Areas Authority and the zoo based in the capital, Sana'a.