UAE: More than 300 animals including Middle Eastern short-fingered and Baluch rock geckos, saw-faced vipers, Cheeseman’s gerbils, scorpions and the rare Persian wonder gecko have been relocated away from the future rail alignment in the Misanad Protected Area by national railway developer Etihad Rail and the Sharjah Environment & Protected Areas Authority.

Etihad Rail has also formed partnership with Emirates Nature-WWF, Fujairah Environment Authority and Fujairah Adventures to implement an environmental conservation and habitat rehabilitation project in Al Bithnah, Fujairah.