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First Arabian Eagle-Owl Discovered

The Emirates Wildlife Society (EWS) in association with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has confirmed its recent discovery of a previously unsighted owl species in the UAE, the Arabian Eagle Owl, among the rich wildlife currently inhabiting the Hajar Mountains in the Eastern Region.

Discovered during an owl survey conducted by Anthony Stoquert, scientist, EWS-WWF’s Terrestrial Conservation Programme, with the support of Sami Majeed, ranger, Wadi Wurayah National Park, Fujairah Municipality, the sighting of the Arabian Eagle Owl is particularly significant, as it highlights the need for more in-depth research and studies on the UAE’s rich biodiversity.

Commenting on the discovery, Jacky Judas, manager, terrestrial biodiversity, EWS-WWF, stated, “This recent finding has been quite exciting for the EWS team, as it is undoubtedly just one of many undiscovered species that call the UAE home.”