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Focus on the UAE’s wildlife

An exhibition organised by Paws Trails Explorers celebrates the beauty and abundance of wildlife in the country

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Paws Trails Explorers (PTE), a UAE-based global platform for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts is presenting an exhibition, UAE Wild Trails, that celebrates the beauty and abundance of wildlife in the UAE. The show features images by 15 UAE-based photographers of various nationalities, who are all passionate about wildlife photography and the protection of natural habitats. The artists include Ebrahim Obaid Ahmed Yousuf Almuadhen, Fayyaz Mohammed Parkar, Shyam Bhagra, Nistar PS, Biju Varghese, Manu Rajan, Robert Gubiani, Surendran Chockalingam, Vipin Sharma (right, a photo by Sharma), Nimit Virdi, Althaf Mir, Shafi Rasheed, Avinash K John, Sajeesh Aluparambil and Naiju Varghese.

“By presenting pictures that capture the diversity and sheer magnificence of the animals, birds, insects and reptiles found in the UAE, we aim to create awareness about the UAE’s wildlife and natural landscape, to support its conservation, and to inspire people to protect our environment, and our planet,” Nisha Purushothaman, co-founder of PTE says.

To compliment the show, PTE has organised free interactive public sessions on wildlife photography and its role in conservation, and on wildlife in the UAE. It is also conducting workshops on wildlife and conservation for students of educational institutions in the UAE.

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UAE Wild Trails will run at Cartoon Art Gallery, Al Quoz until May 30.