Tag: wild animals

    18 Arabian oryx released into fenced Sealine Reserve

    Have you seen an Arabian Oryx in Qatar yet? How about an ostrich? A deer, may be? If you haven’t, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change has got you covered. Its Department of Natural Reserves has released 18 Arabian oryx in to a fenced Sealine Reserve near Mesaieed in a move that will be […]

    French zoo closed temporarily after pack of nine wolves escape

    A French zoo has been temporarily shut down by local authorities after a pack of nine wolves escaped from their enclosure during visiting hours, BBC reports. No people were injured during incident last weekend at Trois Vallées zoo in Montredon-Labessonnie, southern France. The animals destroyed safety hatches and climbed a fence, but never went outside […]

    What should you do if you spot a dangerous wild animal? Dubai Police weighs in

    Dubai Police took to Twitter to advise people on what to do if they happened to spot any abandoned or potentially dangerous animals, Al Arabiya reports. The law in the United Arab Emirates prohibits the ownership, trade and breeding of dangerous animals. In the video posted to the police’s Twitter account stipulates that “whoever finds […]

    The Environment Authority of Oman suspended import permits for wild species

    Exotic pets could be harmful to the Sultanate of Oman’s ecosystem and accordingly Environment Authority has taken a stern action. The Environment Authority has suspended granting of permits to import wild reptiles and insects to the country, Oman Observer reports. For now, permits will be given for import of wild reptiles and insects for scientific […]

    Sharks: Demystifying a misunderstood actor in the marine ecosystem

    As the top predators in the marine habitat, sharks play an essential role in the ecosystem by maintaining the balance of the species below them in the food chain and serving as an indicator for ocean health. However, they are one of the most misunderstood sea creatures, The Peninsula Qatar states. A new National Geographic […]

    Britain will ban keeping elephants in zoos

    The British government plans to ban the keeping of elephants in zoos and safari parks in accordance with the expansion of the law on keeping animals, which MPs are to pass this year, The Daily Mail reports. The ban, initiated by Environment Minister Zach Goldsmith, is reflected in a report on the welfare of elephants […]

    Dubai Police, municipality team up to enforce the law on ‘Regulating Possession of Dangerous Animals’

    The Dubai Police General Command and the Dubai Municipality have unveiled a joint task force to implement Federal Law No. 22 of 2016 regulating the possession of dangerous animals, WAM reports. The task force formation is aimed at maintaining a happy and sustainable city that embraces a healthy and safe environment free of animal transmitted […]