Where are the Arabian Leopard reserves in the UAE?
The Arabian Leopard Trust (ALT) was formed in 1992 to protect the Arabian Leopard from attacking the villagers livestock and being killed as the villagers protected themselves.
The Arabian Leopard Trust opened a breeding center in the foothills of The Hajjar Mountain Range in Ras Al Khaimah. Here the Arabian leopard is protected in order to be relocated and reintroduced in areas within which they can live free from any danger. H. H. Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, the ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, donated a two square kilometre stretch of land in the foothills of the Hajjar Mountains for the breeding center.
The Arabian Leopard is now protected by UAE law. These creatures live in the wild in the mountains of The United Arab Emirates, Oman ( which also has reserves for them), Yemen and Jordon.
The Al Ain Zoo was started way back in 1967 by the late President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan with the purporse to protect endangered species such as the Arabian Leopard and other endangered animals.
Another wildlife conservation park, Al Ain Wildlife Park & Resort was a very important step by the UAE to protect these animals and has been successful in breeding them to increase their population.
Arabian Oryx The Sand Gazelle Arabian Mountain Gazelle Arabian Tahr Hare Arabian Wolf Striped Hyaena Arabian Red Fox Blandford's Fox Sand Fox or Rueppell's Fox Arabian Leopard Caracal Arabian Wildcat Sand Cat Hedgehogs Bats Lesser Jerboa Cheesman's Gerbil Baluchistan Gerbil Jirds Egyptian Spiny Mouse
The United Arab Emirates has many creatures such as the camel, Arabian Oryx, gazelles, Arabian leopard, Arabian Tahr, sand cats, foxes, lizards are just some of them. It is also home to the second largest population of the endangered dugong ( sea cow) after Australia. The dugong is protected by law. The desert is home to many creatures such as lizards, highly poisonous and non poisonous snakes, scorpions and of course camel spiders.