x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

UAE's Wadi Wurayah area to be developed as world-class national park

The Wadi Wurayah mountain protected area in Fujairah, which is home to more than 100 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, is to be developed into an international-class national park.

The Wadi Wurayah mountain protected area in Fujairah, which is home to more than 100 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles, is to be developed into an international-class national park.

The Fujairah Government has appointed the Emirates Wildlife Society - WWF to develop and implement a management plan for the site.

Wadi Wurayah, which lies between Masafi, Khor Fakkan and Bidiyah, became the UAE's first mountain protected area in 2009. Rare species there include the Blandford's fox and the Arabian tahr, a goat seen only in the UAE and Oman.

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