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Qatar's commitment to biodiversity: efforts to protect endangered sea turtles affirmed

Qatar's Minister of Environment and Climate Change, H E Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali Al Thani, emphasised the country's commitment to preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species, including the hawksbill sea turtle. This statement was made during a campaign organised by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) to clean and rehabilitate Fuwairit Beach in northern Qatar, marking the beginning of the sea turtle nesting season for 2023.

Qatars commitment to biodiversity  Minister affirms efforts to protect endangered sea turtles_visual 1Hawksbill sea turtle swimming in the open ocean.

The Minister highlighted that environmental development is one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030, and achieving this vision is a national responsibility for all members of society. The MoECC has made significant efforts to preserve endangered species, including releasing over 40,000 baby turtles in the past five years. Currently, the ministry is raising 500 baby turtles with a success rate of over 85% under the supervision of its researchers.

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The Minister emphasised that preserving and protecting the environment is a joint responsibility of the state and the local community. He called on all individuals to work towards protecting the local environment and preserving its biodiversity, which has been a defining characteristic of the state for many years. He urged everyone to fulfil their duties to prevent long-term environmental degradation that threatens animals and plants.

The Minister's statement highlights Qatar's commitment to environmental conservation and underscores the importance of protecting endangered species and preserving biodiversity. As Qatar strives for comprehensive and sustainable development, environmental preservation remains a key focus, aligning with the goals of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

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