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[Ambassador report] FROM WASTELAND TO WETLAND

by Anishka Jha | 04-09-2019 00:55 Comments 6 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations



UAE has made another milestone achievement in its endeavor towards making the country sustainable. Wasit Wet land Centre in Sharjah has proved to be a catalyst for biodiversity and environmental education. Originally a wasteland, the centre has become a popular place not only for the residents and tourists but it has also won the prestigious, The Aga Khan Award for Architecture for its upgraded design and improving the overall quality of life from sustainable point of view.

The facility developed by Environment Projected Areas Authority (EPAA) is part of a project to clean up and rehabilitate an ancient chain of wetlands along the coast. The existing topography of the site is designed in such a way that it minimizes the structure’s visual impact . Indigenous ecosystem has been well restored. Shops, lecture halls, offices and restaurants are significant additions of the centre. Upon arrival, visitors are led underground along a pathway into a linear gallery with a transparent wall that allows them to observe birds in their natural habitat.

Eight bird observation structures are built around the wetland route. The site offers a safe place for reproduction for local fauna and migrant birds, and a unique opportunity to learn about and connect to the biodiversity.

Inputs and Image Credit- Gulf News

 

 

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6 Comments

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Anishka!

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about FROM WASTELAND TO WETLAND

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Regards,
    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 04-10-2019 22:02

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Anishka!
    It's good to see a great achievement UAE made to the wetland!
    Students who took enviromental education will probably have high awareness in environment and take more actions to preserve it.
    I think it's good idea to build some architecture systems that can hold both ecosystem and tourist attractions.
    Thank you for the great report and I look forward to see your next one!
    Posted 13-09-2019 17:07

Asmita Gaire

  • Asmita Gaire says :
    Hello Anishka
    I hope you are fine
    I have read many other reports on UAE action for environment conservation, they are very much inspiring. I think other nations too have to look over it.
    Thank you so much for this report.
    Green cheers!
    Yours
    Asmita Gaire
    Posted 07-09-2019 12:33

Prakriti  Ghimire

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey there Anishka!

    I hope the day is doing well! This is such a big milestone achieved! I am proud to know that a wasteland has been transformed in to a wetlands and that wildlife is restored!

    I hope to know more of such wonderful reports,

    Thank you his informative report!
    Sincerely,
    Rosa
    Posted 04-09-2019 15:20

Meena Pandey

  • Meena Pandey says :
    wonderful report!
    keep writing.
    Posted 04-09-2019 01:46

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