Birds 'n Bites: "Wildlife of the Arabian Peninsula"

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Date
Feb 16, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Description

“Wildlife of the Arabian Peninsula” presented by Joseph B. Platt, Ph.D., Environmental Biologist, Adjunct Professor at Dixie State University, and former environmental advisor to the Ruler of Dubai

The Peninsula of Arabia is the size of the western US but remained largely unknown to the West until the 20thCentury. It is a land of harsh contrasts but it is more than sand and heat. Because it is an ancient environment, diverse forms of wildlife have successfully adapted to sand and heat. Because it is an ancient environment, diverse forms of wildlife have successfully adapted to the conditions in ways that allow them to survive and to thrive. We will visit three regions: the sand seas, marine coastlines, and the mountains of the Arabian Peninsula. We will look at the plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals found in these habitats. For twenty years Joe and his family lived on the Arabian Peninsula.

For seven years he served as a personal advisor to His Majesty, Shaikh Hamed bin Essa Al Khalifa, King of Bahrain. He then moved to Dubai to work with its Ruler, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. For 14 years, he advised His Highness on conservation and wildlife management issues of concern.

This event will be held virtually via Zoom. Contact Heather Dove,  to request a link to join the event.