This book covers all native breeding species, plus 'naturalised' breeding species found in the United Arab Emirates. There are also sections on potential natural colonists and escapees, and introduced species that are not free-living/self-sustaining. Introductory sections describe conservation activities and list priority breeding species and areas of importance to wildlife. Species are presented with short descriptive accounts, colour photos, breeding population estimates and distribution maps. Arabic names are also given for each species.