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Al Ain Zoo enhances greenery of its landscape with local trees

by Dubaiforum

AL AIN, 27th February, 2023 (WAM) — Al Ain Zoo beautifies its green spaces and enhances its landscape with local plants and trees, as part of its role in the conservation of environment and wildlife, through the Zoo’s development projects and maintenance works which are implemented by the Horticulture Department team.

A number of local foliage, known for their low consumption of water and resistance to heat and drought, were planted to provide shade and beautify the Zoo’s surroundings. These include Sidr trees, Ghaf, Ghadaf, Henna, Rak, Kaff Maryam, Asbak, and non-local plants such as Ruellia, Sansevieria, Sabah Al-Khair, blue tea, and others.

Environment friendly gardening and maintenance methods are applied regularly at the Zoo such as the use of natural soil covers including mulch and stones for landscaping, reduce irrigation water consumption, and removed unnecessary grass areas.

The Horticulture Department proactively works on limiting the use of the irrigation system in several places at the Zoo and reduce maintenance operations costs such as in harmful weeds removal. Other solutions include the conscious use of irrigation system, avoidance of soil erosion, and the use of recycled materials for security and safety purposes.

Eco-friendly measures are implemented in the Zoo’s daily operations regularly to achieve the nation’s sustainability goals, in alignment with the Zoo’s own objectives.

Esraa Esmail

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