The United Arab Emirate’s first wildlife conservation project began in the Sir Bani Yas Islands and these efforts have blossomed into fruition. Want to find out more about Sir Bani Yas and ecotourism in Abu Dhabi?
Sir Bani Yas was once the fond personal haven of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Nahyan. He planted hundreds of trees under his oversight and his conservationist vision resulted in the flourishing of many flora and fauna.
35 years ago, Arabian oryx was declared extinct in the wild but the late Sheikh Zayed brought a couple back to the island from a Californian zoo. As of today, over 10,000 Arabian oryx have been introduced back into the wild as a result of conservation initiatives. Today, the wildlife park is home to numerous native species and remains a sanctuary for all.
One of the side effects of tourism is that it widens the public perception of the location. As more people are made aware of what is going on, any environmental issues will be brought up and addressed. Ecotourism has the benefit of bridging the gap between humankind and nature. When looking for Abu Dhabi resorts, you’ll find yourself well suited at the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara for instance.
These formerly arid lands have now been transformed into a paradise brimming with animals and foliage. This miraculous result is evidence of the benefits of ecotourism as both the environment blossoms and all visitors are subject to a tranquil setting not disturbed by industrious activities of humankind.
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