More than 20,000 visitors visit EPAA's centres in Sharjah

July 29, 2021 / 4:00 PM
Sharjah24: The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) received 20,103 visitors during the Eid Al-Adha holiday across its 10 centres which are Arabia’s Wildlife Centre that registered the highest visitors number of (5,823) visitors, Children’s Farm, Natural History and Botanical Museum, Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre, Islamic Botanical Garden, Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre, Wasit Wetland Centre, Buhais Geology Park, Al Dhaid Wildlife Centre, and finally Kalba Bird of Prey Centre.
Popular tourist and entertainment destination for the family

Her Excellency Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority, said: “These centres have a vital role in promoting awareness among residents, visitors and the general public about important environmental issues through their various activities and programs, providing everyone not just a wealth of knowledge, but an enjoyable destination that attracts families from all corners of the world.”

Al Suwaidi emphasized that all centres followed strict protocols for safety and security, in light of the present circumstances, and implemented all necessary measures such as limited daily capacity, and strict monitoring and observance of all procedures in cooperation with the Sharjah Police and supporting organizations and volunteers.

Besides being attractive tourist hotspots, the centres made sure they organized entertainment and educational activities that enriched the experience and knowledge of the visitors about the environment; and encouraged their participation to emphasize the importance of community involvement in the preservation and protection of the environment.

Unique scientific experience 

Among the most important centres of the Authority are the Wasit Wetland Centre, the Kalba Bird of Prey Centre and the Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre. The learning centres provide visitors with a unique scientific experience, represented in educational and entertainment complexes. Visitors to the learning centres are given educational tours through entertaining means to get to know the centres’ various sections. These centres are distinct scientific landmarks for people and an opportunity to learn about various natural sciences.

Buhais Geology Park aims to revive the ancient and rich geological history of Sharjah and introduce visitors to the geological history of the emirate. The Park is considered one of the pioneering projects in this field. As for the Al Dhaid Wildlife Centre, it is one of the most important specialized centres that displays wildlife images in a realistic, interactive manner, and provides visitors with a wonderful opportunity to learn about desert life and the wildlife that inhabits it. Visitors can enjoy a heritage area, a poetry room, and an interactive education area for children that provide them with the ability to learn about camels, desert insects, and other native creatures, and provide them with interactive workshops.

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah seeks to protect the environment, natural reserves, wildlife and their biodiversity through scientific studies and research. The authority publishes educational awareness material, implements policies for environmental awareness and programs, and launches specialized campaigns in the field of environmental awareness and education.
July 29, 2021 / 4:00 PM

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