The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MECC), represented by the Department of Wildlife Development, which is affiliated to the Protection and Natural Reserves Sector, organized yesterday a workshop on the biodiversity database project in the State of Qatar, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program Regional Office for West Asia.
The workshop was attended by a number of partners and specialists in biodiversity in various parts of the country to discuss the best means to complete the work, leading to the launch of the biodiversity database in the country. The workshop addressed a number of presentations and lectures on what the work has reached and what has been achieved so far at the level of the biodiversity database in the State of Qatar, which constitutes the cornerstone of national strategies and plans, and is of great importance to many partners and stakeholders.
Dr. Ibrahim Abdul Latif Al Maslamani, Assistant Undersecretary for Protection and Natural Reserves Affairs at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, said: "The Ministry has attached utmost importance to preserving the elements of biodiversity by establishing its own sector, which is the Protection and Natural Reserves Sector, and its own department; the Department of Wildlife Development. The Ministry has also articulated its ambition and goals in the relevant strategies, in line with the ambitious goals of Qatar National Vision 2030".
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