Wed 21-10-2020 16:28 PM
SHARJAH, 21st October, 2020 (WAM) -- The Environment and Protected Areas Authority, EPAA, has announced it recently organised two workshops at Al Dhaid Wildlife Centre, via Zoom, as part of "My environment and from you, we learn" programme.
The first titled, Workshop of Birds of Prey (Falcons), targeting children of the 6 to 12 years age group, and the second, titled Workshop of Extraction of Moringa Peregrina Oil, targeted juveniles of the older 12-18 age group.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the EPAA, said, "We are keen to continue organising and implementing our activities and programmes under our strategy to preserve a clean environment and biodiversity with frankincense as part of this strategy. We will continue to contribute to raising the environmental awareness of all individuals and groups within society.
Al Suwaidi added, "Falcons play an important role in the history of Arab people, especially in the UAE and the Arab Gulf states. Humans recognize this unique bird for its shape, type, platoon and characteristics, making it a symbol of strength, elevation, patience and courage. The UAE has adopted many initiatives to protect endangered falcons and allow them to reproduce and complete their life cycle.
The aim of organising the birds of prey workshop was to identify information about falcons and to teach the participants to make medals by focusing on the image of a falcon.
The second workshop aimed to introduce visitors to the Moringa Peregrina plant, which is a local plant with many benefits. Participants were introduced to the Moringa Peregrina plant oil squeezing machine and were given a demonstration showing the seeds being placed, and then the juicer squeezing the seeds and extracting pure oil in a specific place and sorting the seed husks in another place. Several tools were used in the workshop such as Seed squeezing machine, Moringa Peregrina seeds and oil boxes.