x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Mena nations band together to protect wildlife

Countries from the Middle East and North Africa have established the Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Association to protect and conserve wildlife.

Countries from the Middle East and North Africa set up a regional body in charge of all zoos and aquariums yesterday.

Delegates from the UAE, Qatar, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan and Bahrain established the Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Association at a meeting in Al Ain.

The body will protect wildlife and conserve species in danger of extinction.

"This is a great step forward for the zoo and aquarium community of the region," said Salma Sulaimani, director of public affairs at Rabat Zoo in Morocco.

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