Sheikh Sul­tan urges bio­di­ver­sity preser­va­tion

The Gulf Today - - 3 - WAM

SHAR­JAH: In an in­ter­view with Dhaid-based Al Wousta TV, run by the Shar­jah Me­dia Cor­po­ra­tion, His High­ness Dr. Sheikh Sul­tan Bin Mo­hammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Coun­cil Mem­ber and Ruler of Shar­jah, has talked about fu­ture projects in the emi­rate’s Cen­tral Re­gion and the at­ten­tion given to pro­fes­sions such as farm­ers, shep­herds and ish­er­men.

In an in­ter­view with Dr. Rashid Ahmed Al Mazrouei, Sheikh Sul­tan spoke about the cul­ture of the desert and its char­ac­ter­is­tics, cus­toms, life­style as well as the en­vi­ron­men­tal and tribal sys­tem of the re­gion.

He dis­cussed the dif­fer­ence be­tween the moun­tains of the Cen­tral Re­gion and the lime­stone moun­tains on the East Coast, as well as the ar­eas in the Cen­tral Re­gion that are rich in un­der­ground wa­ter re­sources and the rea­sons for this abun­dance of wa­ter. He also dis­cussed the names of ar­eas in Shar­jah in gen­eral, and par­tic­u­larly the Cen­tral Re­gion.

The Sheikh Sul­tan’s vi­sion for the Cen­tral Re­gion relects ef­forts to pro­tect the cus­toms and tra­di­tions of its peo­ple and a de­sire to cope with de­vel­op­ment and civil­i­sa­tion with­out los­ing them. He praised the ef­forts of Al Wousta TV in pro­vid­ing cov­er­age of the re­gion.

He went on to ex­plain that he is giv­ing con­sid­er­able at­ten­tion to the re­gion, in­vestinginits­peo­plethrough­estab­lish­ing mu­se­ums, schools and uni­ver­si­ties as well as pro­vid­ing the nec­es­sary in­fra­struc­ture.

Sheikh Sul­tan con­cluded by dis­cussing the ef­forts be­ing made to pro­tect the trees of the desert, not­ing that a num­ber of na­ture re­serves have been es­tab­lished. It was of key im­por­tance, he noted, to pro­tect the en­vi­ron­ment and pre­serve bio­di­ver­sity and wildlife and lora.

WAM

Sheikh Sul­tan dis­cussed ef­forts to pre­serve bio­di­ver­sity.

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