Nature Conservation Day Observed

FUJAIRAH — The Fujairah Municipality organised several programmes on Tuesday to mark the International Day for Nature Conservation 2009 which this year has the slogan “For the 
best nature”.

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Published: Fri 31 Jul 2009, 12:33 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 8:05 PM

The events are continuing at the Fujairah Scientific Club.

The Department of Environmental Protection of the municipality said, “The celebration aims to increase awareness of the need for individuals to know the risks confronting the environment and promote protection of the environment from exploitation of natural resources.” It highlights the role of government and private institutions in promoting environ-mental awareness.

Ali Qasim, Head of the department said natural resources are everyone’s responsibility, including members of the community. Maintaining them would ensure a better future for the people and generations to come.

Halima Al Zhami of the department delivered a lecture on the risks posed to the environment by plastic. A free workshop and environmental and cultural events were also held. Organisers distributed brochures on natural resources and gifts to members of the audience.

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