The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change organized a campaign to plant 600 Avicennia tree seedlings on Bin Ghannam Island, situated within the Al Dakhira Reserve. This initiative saw participation from the French Chamber of Commerce and Discover Arabia Company.
The campaign, overseen by the Wildlife Development Department in its marine and plant sections, witnessed significant engagement. More than 150 volunteers and environmental activists participated, aligning with the ministry’s efforts to enhance environmental awareness among all members of society and protect the marine environment.
Mr. Jassem Mohammed Lari, Head of the Marine Wildlife Department, highlighted that the campaign’s objective extends beyond mere planting. It aims to cultivate a deeper understanding among the public regarding the importance of Avicennia trees in enhancing biodiversity, protecting coastlines from erosion, and effectively combating climate change. He emphasized that Avicennia trees efficiently absorb harmful carbon dioxide from the air, enhancing air quality and preserving the balance of natural environments.
This initiative reinforces Qatar’s leading position in environmental conservation efforts and its pursuit of environmental sustainability at a regional level.