Hero firefighters save animals from Dubai inferno

Dubai firefighters risked life and limb last week to rescue several animals from the burning Sulafa Tower—one of the world’s tallest residential buildings—in an extraordinary measure of selfless public service. The heroic firefighters worked quickly whilst the blaze raged up and down the 75-story building, making numerous return trips to save the many dogs, cats, birds, and … Continued

Arabian falconry: Killing two birds with one stone?

Hunting with raptors is a tradition that goes back millennia in Arabic culture, but is the modern pursuit of this sport pushing the primary prey species to the brink of oblivion, and impacting on the wild population of the falcons themselves? On the frontline of this debate is the houbara bustard. This elegant, long-legged creature, … Continued