The transformation of this desert into a nature reserve is amazing!
This desert island was transformed into a nature reserve in the 1970s
So, the late Founding Father Sheikh Zayed Al Nahyan founded this huge reserve in the 1970s. His Highness created a nature-based destination on Sir Bani Yas Island. Plus, the island is now the Arabian Wildlife Park and covers 1,400 hectares.
It’s quite astonishing that such a fabulous island exists in the United Arab Emirates, isn’t it? Sir Bani Yas is located 170 kilometers from Abu Dhabi – it was once all desert, but in 1970 Sheikh Zayed founded a huge nature reserve on it. 1 pic.twitter.com/z7aXdwqjfM
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Additionally, Sir Bani Yas Island is home to thousands of free-roaming animals
The island homes more than 17,000 free-roaming large animals. There are so many species living on the island including the Arabian oryx, gazelles, giraffes, hyenas and cheetahs.
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Moreover, millions of trees and plants grow all over the nature reserve of Sir Bani Yas Island
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