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United Arab Emirates: Free entry to Al Ain Zoo for students until November 12 – News


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Published: Tuesday, November 7, 2023, 11:37 p.m.

Al Ain Zoo will launch the fifth Conservation Festival 2023 on Wednesday under the theme “Sustainability of Nature”, with various activities and events aimed at promoting the zoo’s role in protecting wildlife and preserving riches and natural resources.

The festival offers students free admission throughout its course and will run until November 12 in various areas of the zoo, from the main gate to the exhibits, theaters and surrounding areas, including the Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center, as well as such as popular restaurants and cafes.

Ghanim Mubarak Al Hajeri, Director General of the public institution Al Ain Zoo Aquarium, said: “This year’s Conservation Festival coincides with the global event hosted by the UAE, COP28. We support the largest climate action meeting by showcasing diverse aspects of sustainability, initiatives inside and outside the Zoo, in addition to the programs offered by our partners in the sector.”

The Director General also highlighted the role of the festival in engaging society by highlighting the initiatives of individuals in sustainability, encouraging them to do better and educating future generations about the importance of sustainability and conservation of nature. nature.

The festival will include workshops on sustainability and the future of youth, competitions and art sessions such as painting and sculpture for professional and amateur artists, carnival and other workshops for youth, an organic produce market and several stands for organizations to showcase their products. and innovations in sustainability.

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As for wildlife, there is a cultural and awareness event titled “Zookeepers’ Talks,” where keepers talk about the most important unique characteristics of each animal species, such as lemurs, tigers, cheetahs and gibbons.

The 5th Conservation Festival is supported by several key partners, including the International Houbara Conservation Fund, Qattara Market of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Waste Management Company (Tadweer), the Al Ain Distribution Company, Abu Dhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, the Red Crescent Society and the Society of Friends of the Environment.


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