20th April, 2016


THE CONSERVATIONISTS, which details the impact the Fund has had on wildlife and environmental projects around the globe will premiere on April 22nd

Abu Dhabi, April 19 2016: A fascinating documentary about endangered species and conservation work around the world, will premiere on Quest Arabiya in celebration of Earth Day.

‘THE CONSERVATIONISTS’ documentary was commissioned by The Mohamed bin Zayed (MBZ) Species Conservation Fund to showcase the essential work carried out by some of the thousands of projects it supports throughout the globe.

The world-first screening headlines a special selection of programs devoted to Earth Day that will educate and encourage green practices.

Viewers will be taken around the world to learn about the work being done to protect endangered species such as the Scalloped Hammerhead shark in Costa Rica, rare plants and trees of Hawaii, Sri Lanka’s Mugger crocodiles, the Togo Slippery frogs in Ghana and the Minnows (tiny fish) in Mexico.

Quest Arabiya, a free-to-air factual entertainment channel which broadcasts to an Arabic audience of 340 million in 45 million households across 22 countries in the MENA region, has also selected a stream of informative programs, which aim to celebrate our planet and the importance of preserving it.

In addition to “THE CONSERVATIONIST” Quest Arabiya has handpicked internationally acclaimed shows from Discovery Communication’s extensive library. Shows such as Animals Guide to Survival, Fearless Planet, Future Car, Raw Nature and Ways to Save the Planet will air for the first time in Arabic from 3pm – 10pm.

In the week leading up to Earth Day the channel will be begin screening 24 specially made info-bytes that will include fascinating facts that celebrate our environment and tips and tricks for saving the planet.

The channel’s social media pages will be going green to celebrate Earth Day – literally. As well as the colour change there will be posts about the importance of conserving the environment.

Khalid Khouri, Deputy General Manager of Quest Arabiya said “Earth Day is an extremely important event for the region and across the world, and we are delighted to premiere THE CONSERVATIONISTS on such a significant day.

“We hope viewers find the documentary and all our other great programs informative and that they help remind people of the importance of wildlife, nature and our environment as a whole.”

The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund provides targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives. It has funded nearly 1,500 projects working with endangered species across the world.

Razan Khalifa Al Mubarak, Managing Director of the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Quest Arabiya will be airing our documentary on such a relevant and significant day.

“While exploring the issues of human wildlife conflict, invasive species, over-fishing, and habitat destruction, the film offers an optimistic view of the future where we all play a role in protecting our planet.


“I’m sure the Quest Arabiya viewers will find it informative and I hope it encourages people to think green not only on Earth Day, but into the future.”


Quest Arabiya, is a partnership between Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Discovery Communications. It broadcasts regionally produced, world-class original material focusing on stories relevant to the region. Alongside this, content from Discovery’s extensive library of internationally acclaimed factual entertainment shows have been fully Arabized to appeal to a wide and diverse Pan-Arab audience.