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    Wadi Wurayah à Fujairah

    Pour celles ou ceux qui ne trouve rien à faire à Fujairah, il y a Wadi Wurayah à visiter. :-)

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    One of the UAE's most unique and delicate environments has officially been declared as the country's first Mountain Protected Area. We take a closer look at Wadi Wurayah.


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    The area which makes up the valleys and mountains of Wadi Wurayah covers 129 square kilometres.

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    The mountainous area is located to the north of Fujairah.


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    The area has long been considered to have tremendous environmental and scientific value due to its exceptional biodiversity.


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    An Emiri decree issued last month ordered the establishment of the protected area after three years of nature research projects.

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    The decree was issued by His Highness Shaikh Hamad Bin Mohammad Al Sharqi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Fujairah.

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    Officials from Fujairah Municipality, the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF) and HSBC Middle East Ltd, officially declared the area as a protected area.


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    Experts say the new status of the area will mean taking short and long-term steps to preserve the environment and nature.


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    This will be done through improved security and raising environmental awareness.


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    Plans are also afoot to develop further research into the area and establish visitor information centres complete with guides


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    Mohammed Saif Al Afkham, Director of Fujairah Municipality said the declaration of the wadi as a protected area is an achievement for generations to come.


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    He added, "This is a distinctive effort to preserve something that is so unique and valuable and we must thank our wise leadership for their vision and also all the other institutions which has made this possible."


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    Razan Al Mubarak, Managing Director of EWS-WWF said, "This achievement is a wonderful example of collaboration and we're here to celebrate that. But the implementation of this achievement is just as important to preserve what is a great asset to us all."


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    Officials say plans to preserve the area will include rangers and fines for disregarding environmental laws.


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    Educational and awareness will also take a front seat in introducing the beauty of the area to visitors the younger generations.


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    Three years of research projects into the nature and environment of Wadi Wurayha preceded this declaration and environmentalist were rewarded for their efforts.


    Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News
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    Re: Wadi Wurayah à Fujairah

    merci pour ces magnifiques photos Karim ça donne vraiment envie d'y etre! kjd1232

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    Re: Wadi Wurayah à Fujairah

    Oui, très bel endroit que la nature nous offre.
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    Re: Wadi Wurayah à Fujairah

    tu m'etonnes ça depayse grave
    g tellement envie de partir en vacances ça donne un avant gout malheureuzment en attendant fo bossser kjd1232

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