About Conservation

While some view wildlife conservation and preservation as secondary to other human and natural disasters throughout the world, experts see this noble goal as imperative for the survival and continuity of our species, to help humankind adapt to environmental change, and maintain the many economic, health, environmental and social benefits of biodiversity.

Our Zoo and Wildlife Conservation

In Al Ain Zoo, we are committed to our strategic plan, which entails establishing an effective programme for the conservation and preservation of wildlife. The mission of the programme is to build specialised capacities within research projects, following international best practices to address the endangerment of animals in desert environments.

Arabian Sand Cat

Our zoo has the world's largest group of Arabian sand cats. We have been very successful in breeding and maintaining this species by launching a new project that focuses on breeding and releasing sand cats in their natural habitat. Up until 2014, the zoo was home to 36 sand cats.

Dama Gazelle

the Dama Gazelle can only be found in zoos. Al Ain Zoo is making great efforts to grow its numbers and re-release it to ensure continuity.There are about 80 Dama Gazelles in Al Ain Zoo, of two subspecies: the first is the eastern subspecies, known as the red-necked gazelle, also known as the Addra Gazelle, and the second one is the Mhorr Gazelle.

Endangered Species

As we are committed to raising environmental awareness in the community, we have been periodically launching educational campaigns for different ages, highlighting the importance of the work we do in the Zoo, namely the conservation of endangered animals.