SMA organises lecture to discuss ways to protect sharks on July 5

July 01, 2021 / 7:42 PM
Sharjah 24: As part of the activities of the Committee of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, will hold a scientific lecture on Monday, July 5th, at the Sharjah Aquarium, titled "Sharks and its protection legislation”.
The lecture, which is part of the "Protecting the Threatened Sharks" initiative, aims to promote awareness of sharks' critical role in marine life, preserving ecological balance, and insuring their survival.

The lecture will go through the most important efforts made to conserve and sustain them for future generations, as well as the most important provisions of Ministerial Resolution No. 43 of 2019, which regulates shark fishing and trading, and the measures made to preserve them.

Dr. Akram Essa Darwish, Programme Manager at International Fund for Animal Welfare, (MENA) office, will host the lecture, along with the research assistant Rumaitha Al Shehhi from the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment.

The Sharjah Aquarium, which is run by the Sharjah Museums Authority, is the UAE's first and largest governmental educational centre for marine creatures.

According to a study conducted by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment in collaboration with the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and its governmental and non-governmental partners, the UAE is home to more than 80 species of sharks and stingrays, the majority of which are endangered to varying degrees.

Attendance at the lecture is restricted to those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine, have a negative PCR test result within 48 hours of the event, and should appear in Al Hosn app.
July 01, 2021 / 7:42 PM

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