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Mission Statement To conserve bio-diversity through suitable management approaches and protocols. EcoRange for Biodiversity Management Services is a company solely committed to sustainable utilization of natural resources using sound wildlife management techniques. The company expertise arises from a team of highly specialized professionals in a multitude of conservation and wildlife management fields. Our hands-on approach by our team of specialists and associates achieves the desired results expected by our clientele.

Core Values • • • • • • • •

IN HARMONY WITH NATURE Commitment Integrity Accountability Transparency Professionalism Teamwork Fairness


Objectives

Strive to maintain an ecological system that functions with the minimum of management intervention

Services • Re-establish and maintain viable populations of wildlife species that naturally occur within a protected area, reserve or private collections- provided that this is economically sustainable- including endangered species • Perform an environmentally sound game capture methodology including passive and chemical capture • Relocate wildlife species, and gradually increase their population • Continual monitoring of wildlife species’ progress to ensure their future survival in their natural environment • General health assessment of all captured animals including internal infections, injuries, skin diseases and the overall shape of the animal • Wildlife Species Testing and Vaccination • Record Keeping including sex ratio and age structure, recording of ear tag numbers, recording of collar numbers and frequencies and microchips • Quarantine & Holding Facility Management • Coducting habitat management that serves wildlife diet & nutrition


• Develop the resources of the community, through management, training and education programs • Ensure that the biological, historical and cultural diversity and integrity is maintained • Develop and manage wildlife eco-tourism • Promote cultural and conservation diversity through sound and approved environmental programs

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Risks preparedness and response Wildlife management and marketing Education and interpretation Biosecurity Veterinary Care


• Area protection and management - Habitat management - Species management inclusive of endangered species - Game water supplies - Protection of cultural resources - Infrastructure such as staff housing, management facilities & roads, game fence, etc. - Equipment identification - Environmental / Educational Facilities


Company Hierarchy Structure

Hierarchy


Selected Projects Holding Facility Management Projects


2010 - Ongoing Al Faya Holding Facility Management Abu Dhabi

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was contracted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) to “Improve the current management of Al Faya Holding Facility and the overall health status of animals�. Currently EcoRange is managing the well being of around 11,000 animals The Project included the following activities: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Assessment and Improvment of the current veterinary care protocols and procedure implemented on site Management of disease outbreaks and reduction of mortalities Development and implemention of effective bio-security protocols Preparation and implemention of complementary feeding program according to species requirements Ensuring the inplementation of a proper feed program Temporary Main Gate & Bio-Security Protocols

6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Provision of enough and good quality drinking water for animals Ensure the availability of adequate shades/shelters inside the enclosures Management & maintenance of site facilities, equipment & infrastructure Maintenance of animal records, numbers, sex, age, moralities, births, medical reports and any other relevant data Development of long term management scenarios and utilization options for different species in Al Faya Management and control access gates Preparation and submission of monthly progress reports to EAD


New Design of the Main Gate to be Constructed at the Site

Vehicles Purchased for Al Faya


SPECIES And Numbers


New Feed Shades & Containers

Increasing the nymber of Feed Troughs According to New Imporoved Feeding Programs

Implementation of Interpretation Plan Construction of new shades


Feed Transport Vehicles


New Post Mortem Area Procurement of Necessary Vehicles


Design of Laboratory & Procurement of all Necessary Equipment New Workshop

Design & Construction of New Petrol Station


Future Thinning Proposed Plan


New Feed Program

New Staff Accommodation


2010 - Ongoing Deleika Holding Facility (DHF) Wildlife Management

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

Deleika Holding Facility (DHF) is one of the environmental projects created by the Environmental AgencyAbu Dhabi (EAD) and managed by EcoRange Biodiversity Management Services. DHF has been established to conserve a healthy population of wildlife. Since April 2010 the population of animals has increased significantly at DHF. The majority of wildlife population is made of sand gazelle, the Arabian Oryx was also translocated to the facility with limited population. While currently the facility is receiving numbers of Mountain Gazelle. EcoRange has dedicated a specialized wildlife management team the increasing requirements of the site and its wildlife. DHF is devoted to provide a sanctuary for a healthy population of wildlife under a high level of welfare supported by good infrastructure and data management.


DHF Objectives DHF is devoted to provide a sanctuary for a healthy population of wildlife under a high level of welfare supported by good infrastructure and data management. The Objectives of the Project include: 1. Successful translocation and reintroduction of a healthy population of wildlife 2. Keeping a high level of management supporting the welfare of animals 3. Ongoing process of updating data, analysis and results and thus adapting management issues accordingly, and compiling an accurate database 4. Planning, supervising the acquisition of the correct infrastructure to enable a distinguished performance level Currently EcoRange is managing the well being of around 8000 animals

Stress Study for Animal Evaluation & Vetrinary Care Plan


Infrastructure Developemnt Plan

Improved Feeding Program

Implementing Separation Program


Feed Distribution

Translocation to DHF


Oryx Translocation Separation Plan - Capture Boma Construction


Construction of New Shades According to Plan

Implementation of Bio-Security Protocols


New Staff Accommodation

New Vehicles


Mobile Clinic

Infrastructure Developemnt


Selected Projects Wildlife Translocation Projects


2011 Translocation of 28 Arabian Oryx to Qatar

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was contracted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) to capture and translocate 28 Arabian Oryx Abu Dhabi to Qatar This mission was implemeted according to the following: • Pre-capture performance of faecal parasite screening to allow for proper de-worming protocol • Perfomance of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Pestes Des Petites Ruminants (PPR), Brucellosis, IBR and blue tongue • Perfomance of (TB) test on 20% of the animals • Implanting each animal with an ISO microchip and ear tagging of each Oryx • Collecting blood samples for EAD for DNA testing • The translocation was conducted successfully without mortalities during capture and translocation


2011 Translocation of 100 Arabian Oryx to the Sultanate of Oman

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was contracted by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) to capture and translocate 100 Arabian Oryx from different parts of Abu Dhabi to the Sultanate of Oman This mission was implemeted according to the following: • Pre-capture performance of faecal parasite screening to allow for proper de-worming protocol • Perfomance of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Pestes Des Petites Ruminants (PPR), Brucellosis, IBR and blue tongue • Perfomance of (TB) test on 20% of the animals • Implanting each animal with an ISO microchip and ear tagging of each Oryx • Collecting blood samples for EAD for DNA testing • The translocation was conducted successfully without mortalities during capture and translocation


2010-2011

Arabian Oryx Translocation Project Capture, Health Screening, and Translocation

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was requested by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD) to capture and translocate 200 Oryx over two phases: • Phase 1: (100) of the captured Oryx from different location in Abu Dhabi were translocated from different sites within UAE to the Arabian Oryx Protected Area in 2010 • Phase 2: (100) of the captured Oryx from different location in Abu Dhabi were translocated from different sites within UAE to the Arabian Oryx Protected Area in 2011 The following work protocol was applied: • Pre-capture performance of faecal parasite screening to allow for proper de-worming protocol • Perfomance of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) and Pestes Des Petites Ruminants (PPR) • Perfomance of (TB) test on 20% of the animals • Implanting each animal with an ISO microchip • Ear tagging of Oryx


• injecting medicine to eliminate or prevent ecto-parasites • Releasing Oryx into one of four pre-release pens at the Arabian Oryx Protected Area until the return of the blood test results • After negative results, the Oryx - Except the Arabian Oryx that will be translocated to Jordan- were vaccinated against FMD, PPR and Clostridium infections • Before translocation the Oryx were injected for prevention against external parasites, as well as would receive Vitamin E & Selenium injections to aid prevent capture myopathy. These animals also received topical application of a non-organophosphate parasiticide prior to their transportation • Actual translocation (driving) took place at night due to the high temperatures experienced through the day • Completed Translocation with Zero Mortality Rate


2009-2010 Baynonah Forestry Plantations (Game Capture, Vaccination, Animal Health and Translocation of Sand Gazelle)

The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD)

EcoRange has been requested to do game capture, vaccination, animal health assessment and translocation of more than 10,000 Sand Gazelle (Gazella subgutturosa Marcia) from Baynonah Forestry Plantations to the Deleika Holding Facility (DHF) near Al Khatim area in Al Ain A very strict wildlife protocol management plan was conducted during February through March 2010, preparing the existing population of Sand Gazelles for capture and translocations process. During the months of March through August 2010, EcoRange managed to translocate more than 7000 Sand Gazelles from the Baynonah to DHF. The major achievements of EcoRange in the implantation of this project are the following: • More than 10% of the Sand Gazelle were screened via haematological sampling for Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD), Peste Des Petites Ruminants (PPR), and Tuberculosis (TB) • Faecal evaluations were performed from randomly-selected areas throughout the site for the screening of intestinal parasites. Detected parasites was treated appropriately • Depending on the Lab test results, all negative-testing sand gazelle were vaccinated against FMD, PPR, and clostridium • Before translocation to their new sites, each gazelle was given preventative injection against external and internal parasites as well as a spray-on parasite. Upon the loading of the gazelle each animal was evaluated for obvious illness, wounds, abscesses, and overgrown hooves • Completed Translocation with Zero Mortality Rate


2010

Translocation of 265 Head of Sand Gazelles to Libya (Game Capture, Vaccination, Animal Health and Translocation) The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) In February 2010, EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was contracted by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) for the capture and translocation of (265) Sand Gazelles to Libya. This project was accomplished through the following outcomes: • This entire process was supervised by EcoRange’s specialized team • EcoRange conducted very specialized capture operations at Baynonah Plantation site for the Sand Gazelles that are going to be translocated to Libya through passive capture method


• The captured animals were subjected to all medical and fecal tests and needed vaccination drugs • EcoRange team captured 265 gazelles • A site inspection visit was conducted to the release site for ground operations preparations to receive the gazelles in Libya • The animals were then transported via truck to the airport where they were loaded onto the cargo plane • The same team travelled with the gazelle to ensure minimal stress and safe transportation • On May 24th 2010 these animals were released at their destination • Completed Translocation with Zero Mortality Rate


2010 Translocation of 58 Ibex from Al – Aryam Island to Al Ain Zoo The Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) In March 2010, EcoRange for Biodiversity Management was contracted by the Environment Agency of Abu Dhabi (EAD) for the capture and translocation of (58) ibex from Al Aryam Island to Al Ain Zoo. This project was accomplished through the following steps: 1. Conducted site visits to Al – Aryam Island 2. Conducted an evaluation of the health status of the Ibex in cooperation with Al-Ain Zoo team 3. Conducted capture, restraint and hoof trimming of 58 Ibex 4. Completed the construction of the capture boma set-up required for Ibex capture in Aryam Island 5. Translocated 58 Ibex from Al Aryam Island to Al- Ain Zoo using 14 members of our capture team and all needed trucks, cars and equipments 6. Separated the Ibex (males and females) upon the request of Al Ain Zoo officials


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