National Bank of Fujairah partners Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF) in preservation of Wadi Wurayah Park
Bank reaffirms support of the local community through an awareness campaign leveraging its ATM networkBank reaffirms support of the local community through an awareness campaign leveraging its ATM network
ational Bank of Fujairah has entered into a partnership with the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with WWF (EWS-WWF), that will see the bank supporting conservation efforts for the Wadi Wurayah National Park in Fujairah.
NBF will utilise its ATM network to raise awareness for the conservation of Wadi Wurayah by encouraging customers to contribute one dirham whenever they withdraw cash from the bank's ATMs. Such contributions are entirely voluntary and will be reflected in the final balances of ATM receipts issued after each cash withdrawal, as well as in customers' end-of-month account statements.
Spanning over 200 square kilometres and home to over 500 rare and endangered species, Wadi Wurayah has been designated an area of ecological significance by the Fujairah government. EWS-WWF has been appointed by the government of Fujairah to establish the area as a national park and spearhead conservation efforts to appropriately preserve this unique site.
Alan Maitland Smith, Head of Internal Audit and Chairman of NBF's CSR Committee, says that the bank's support for the Wadi Wurayah National Park reaffirms NBF's belief in making a positive impact in the communities where it does business.
"We are pleased to embark on this noteworthy cause with EWF-WWS. Every dirham raised will foster deeper awareness of the importance of protecting natural treasures like the Wadi Wurayah National Park, and we hope to count on our customers for their kind support as we work towards preserving our scarce resources for future generations."
Nicolas Delaunay, Director of Business Development and Marketing at EWS-WWF said: "We are very grateful for the support afforded by the National Bank of Fujairah in offering its customers the chance to contribute to conservation efforts in the UAE. Through this initiative, the National Bank of Fujairah and its customers will help protect the rich biodiversity of Wadi Wurayah National Park, thereby playing a part in EWS-WWF's long-term efforts in creating a more sustainable future for the country."
NBF has been a strong proponent of socially-conscious efforts in its home emirate, which ranges from ongoing sponsorship of the Angel Appeal, an NGO that supports seafarers off the eastern coast of the UAE, to providing financial support and internship opportunities to the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) Fujairah.
About National Bank of Fujairah PSC:
Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.
NBF's key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Company LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. It is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol "NBF" and has a branch network of 14 across the UAE.
About Emirates Wildlife Society:
Emirates Wildlife Society is a national (UAE) environmental non-government, non-profit organisation that works in association with WWF, one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organisations. EWS-WWF has been active in the UAE since 2001 and has initiated and implemented several conservation and education projects in the region. The mission of EWS-WWF is to work with people and institutions within the UAE and the region, to conserve biodiversity, tackle climate change and reduce the ecological footprint through education, awareness, policy, and science-based conservation initiatives. For more information please visit uae.panda.org.