Sheikh Mohammed moves an entire building site to save nesting bird

Usually, you’ll hear of contractors moving wildlife in order for construction to happen.

Two of the UAE’s rulers have called for an entire construction site to be moved in an effort to save one of the country’s most treasured wildlife.

A video posted by Lt General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan shows Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

In the video, the two royals can be seen exploring a building site until they stumble across a houbara bustard bird laying eggs in the area.

The caption of the video explains the the bird plays a vital role in falconry, hence the decision to up and move the building site.

“During their meeting one week ago in Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed were walking in the forest area where a project was exected to be built.

“They then say the houbara bird and its eggs, and order the project’s location to be moved to another area so that the eggs could hatch.”

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