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Bahrain protects environment and wild life

TDT | Manama              

The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com

Oil and Environment Minister Dr. Mohammed bin Mubarak Bin Dainah highlighted Bahrain’s keenness to continue to develop policies and legislation that regulate the protection of the environment and wildlife, in line with sustainability development goals.

Dr. Bin Dainah, also Special Envoy for Climate Affairs, affirmed the importance of raising awareness on preserving biodiversity and providing a safe environment for wildlife, in line with efforts to enhance Bahrain’s position in global environmental action.

The minister yesterday visited Bahrain Falcons Centre where he was briefed on the centre’s activities and the care they provide for falcons. He said the kingdom’s interest in preserving wildlife reflects its commitment to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

Khalid Al Qassimi, the owner of Bahrain Falcons Centre, said different varieties of falcons live in conservatories at the centre where they are protected, bred and hybridsed. Al Qassimi thanked the minister for supporting projects that aim to provide care for rare birds and protect wildlife.

He also commended the role of the Supreme Council for Environment and Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve in protecting Dr. Bin Dainah is briefed about the Bahrain Falcons Centre's activities and rare species of animals.