Our hope for Dubai Safari is to be a major force in conserving biodiversity in the UAE and worldwide, and we aim to achieve this through a combination of field conservation and conservation breeding. Dubai Safari has a specialist wildlife department whose sole directive is to work on ways to conserve the wildlife of the UAE and to promote the diverse ecosystem that is out there.
This is achieved by studying conservation needs and sustainability of species reintroduced back into the wild. This department is dedicated to conducting field studies and reporting the state of the wildlife surrounding Dubai. They have also set up breeding programs for the endangered native animals in the Dubai Safari collection. This program has the goal of breeding up numbers of selected species that will be released back into the wild or sent to other parks or zoos in the UAE that share the same commitment towards conservation that Dubai Safari holds.
Developing, implementing and evaluating strategies that benefit biodiversity and local communities
At Dubai Safari, we believe the expertise of our staff working in the field with local communities is the most valuable contribution we can make. Since one third of all animal and plant species on Earth face a high risk of extinction within this century, Dubai Safari is committed to always finding ways to do our part in helping to slow down this risk. One of the ways this is done is though research.
Truly passionate about wildlife conservation, we understand that it takes good science to successfully protect endangered species, which is why Dubai Safari has set up an Assistance Breeding Center. Here, reproductive technologies are used for breeding management of some species including: checking male fertility before mating, overcoming infertility, and ensuring that every genetically valuable individual reproduces to maintain as much genetic diversity as possible. This, in turn, ensures that the population remains vigorous and reproductively sound long into the future.