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The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water, in collaboration with the Dubai Municipality, are set to destroy more than 10 tonnes of illegal ivory. The ivory was seized, over the years, from smugglers of illegal shipments from the UAE borders, due to its geographical location and strategic air and sea traffic movements through its territory. The ivory crush will be the first in the GCC and Middle East aimed at combating illegal trade of wildlife products and addressing the challenges that threaten the survival of the elephants and prevent its extinction, which would lead to ecological and wildlife imbalance.

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In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has begun the implementation of the ‘Happiness Meter,’ in cooperation with Dubai Smart Government. The initiative aims to measure the satisfaction and happiness of the public on different government services rendered to them.

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A concluding ceremony, held for health professionals who completed various courses, training and an advanced lactation seminar organised by the Sharjah Baby-Friendly Campaign (SBFC), was held at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs on March 28th, 2015. The SBFC Campaign, created under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, aims to transform Sharjah and the UAE into an entirely baby-friendly environment by the end of this year.

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The UAE Ministry of Environment and Water joined the whole world on April 7, 2015, in its celebration of the World Health Day, a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7 under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Ministry organized a series of health-related activities under the theme ‘Food Safety’ at Al Dhaid Cultural Centre in Sharjah. The activities, which were conducted in collaboration with the Preventive Medicine Centre, are expected to be attended by employees, customers and strategic partners of the Ministry and several private companies.

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Institutional Support Services Sector at DHADUBAI, 26th March, 2015 (WAM) -- In line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to produce renewable energy locally, sustainably manage natural resources and support growth of a new promising sector, and the Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to make the UAE one of the global leaders of sustainability and a hub for the export and re-export of green products and technologies.

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