Exemplary natural reserve completed in Sharjah replaces a sprawling rubbish dump
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The rehabilitation process of the area, located in city of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, started in 2005 with the removal of approximately 40,000 square meters of rubbish. Around 35,000 trees were re-planted in order to heal the land from toxic chemicals and conserve the unique salt flats and costal sand dunes. After years of efforts to bring the non-migratory birds back to the site, WNR is now home to 350 species of birds, a landing zone for 33,000 migrate birds. Related: Obama protects...