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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

300 fined in Sharjah for littering

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority issued the fines

Three hundred people were fined by the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah for littering.

Fines were also issued to people who drove needlessly over areas of vegetation of environmental importance.

The EPAA issued the fines during field trips to public areas such as parks as part of a drive to protect the emirate from environmental damage.

"EPAA teams are leading the drive to ensure a clean, clear and protect environment for all living beings, including the many species of indigenous animals who inhabit the area,” said Hana Al Suwaidi, EPAA Chairperson.

“These campaigns are in the best interest of everyone in order to ensure a safe, clean and comfortable environment, and to protect all species from harm."

Ms Al Suwaidi said the fines are meant to act as a deterrent to those who litter or in any way harm the environment.

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