Injured bird gets a new lease of life

Injured bird gets a new lease of life

August 2017, 26 Environment and Protected Areas Authority treats and releases a common kestrel in Kalba SHARJAH Staff Report An injured bird of prey from the falcon family, was given a new lease of life and was helped to fly again over the Kalba mountains, thanks to the efforts of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPPA) in Sharjah. The authority's Eastern Region Branch was able to provide various treatments to the injured bird, a common kestrel, EPAA said in a press release. -Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, chairperson of the EPAA, underlined the importance of protecting endangered birds and animals to maintain the biodiversity and natural life in line with the vision of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and the keenness of the emirate of Sharjah to provide proper conditions to breed various kinds of species which reflects the richness of the environment and the nature of the UAE. Awatif Al Naqbi, EPAA Eastern Region branch manager, said that the injured bird was found in a residential area in Kalba City. "It was in an extremely poor condition, unable to fly or move at all." Al Naqbi said the EPAA specialised team took the bird to veterinary physicians to provide the required treatment. "After treatment, the bird was sent to the Bird of Prey Centre for full recovery and it was released to fly again over the Kalba mountains,"