A panoramic view of the Sustainability Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020.
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Dubai: Animal habitat conservation will take centrestage throughout Dubai Expo’s Local weather and Biodiversity Week, an internet public occasion happening from October 20-21 that may spotlight world motion on wildlife conservation.

Expo 2020 Dubai, DP World and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have additionally joined forces “to drive significant, world motion that may have a measurable affect on animal and habitat conservation to assist safeguard our planet,” organisers mentioned on Monday.

The collaboration will even discover options to urgent points, together with local weather change, biodiversity and water points. “Working with DP World, ZSL will assist co-curate Expo 2020s ‘Conservation for Hope’ programme specializing in wildlife and ecosystem conservation to make sure environmental sustainability and the safeguarding of our planet,” Expo 2020 Dubai mentioned in a press release.

Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, Expo 2020 will run from October 1, 2021 till March 31, 2022. “With greater than 200 worldwide contributors and tens of millions of tourists anticipated, Expo 2020 is properly positioned to amplify the affect of ZSL’s world efforts to attain its imaginative and prescient of a world the place wildlife thrives,” Expo 2020 Dubai added.

Connection to wildlife and pure world

Reem Al Hashimy, Director-Basic of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and UAE Minister of State for Worldwide Cooperation, mentioned: “Our alliance with ZSL recognises the necessity for significant, collaborative motion to handle the looming threats of local weather change and human encroachment — serving to humanity to grow to be extra conscious of our connection to wildlife and the pure world.

“Its world work on animal and habitat conservation will assist form our thought-provoking content material and conversations happening throughout occasion time, participating our 200-plus worldwide contributors and tens of millions of tourists on the best local weather and biodiversity-related challenges of our time to create an enduring legacy of world environmental conservation for many years to return,” she added.

Dominic Jermey CVO OBE, ZSL Director Basic, added: “The present world well being disaster has highlighted the fragility of the human existence and what occurs by our over-exploitation of nature. It’s a part of a broader disaster brought on by the worsening lack of biodiversity and the impacts of local weather breakdown. We all know that solely by main systemic change can we modify the course of wildlife loss.”

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, additionally famous: “Residing in stability with the Earth and its sources is key to the longer term for us all.

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