Etihad Rail, the developer and operator of the national railway network in the UAE, said it has reached an agreement with Sharjah Environment & Protected Areas Authority for the relocation of animals from the Misanad Protected Area, through which the planned route of the national railway runs, to other suitable and protected habitats.
As part of the deal, Etihad Rail
has relocated over 300 animals, including 242 Middle Eastern Short-Fingered geckos, 24 Baluch rock gecko, 5 Saw-faced vipers, and others.
The relocation, completed in line with leading international best practice, was conducted in cooperation with EPAA along with environmental experts, specialists, and other relevant national authorities.
Etihad Rail has successfully completed Stage One of the network. Stage One is fully operational and was delivered on schedule and within budget. The route spans 264 km, transporting granulated sulphur from sources at Shah and Habshan to the export point at Ruwais.
Stage Two links the UAE and Saudi Arabia from Fujairah Port to Ghuweifat through Mussafah, Khalifa Port and Jebel Ali Port.
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