Lieutenant General Shaikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nayhan, UAE's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, took to Instagram to announce that UAE leaders have managed to save the nesting area of an endangered UAE bird species by changing the location of a construction project.
Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed posted a video of the incident on Instagram recently. The video shows a houbara bustard laying eggs near a construction site, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, along with a number of government officials, as they inspected a project at a forest area.
According to Gulf News, the video was accompanied with the caption: “During their meeting one week ago in Dubai, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid and Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed were walking in the forest area where a project was expected to be built. They then saw the houbara bird and its eggs, and ordered the project’s location to be moved to another area so that the eggs could hatch.”
The video has gained over 30,000 views, with hundreds of comments praising the leader’s efforts to conserve the environment, Gulf News said.