Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Releasing A Book Featuring The Rich Biodiversity of Irkaya  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 10/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) A hardback book featuring the rich biodiversity of Irkaya, an area of arable farmland in the center of the Qatar peninsula, was formally released here on Sunday in a ceremony held at Ministry of Environment headquarters on the occasion and attended by high ranking officials from the ministry and by the team who produced the book. Minister of the Environment HE Ahmed Amer Mohammed Al Humaidi had handed a copy of the book to Minister of Culture, Art and Heritage HE Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al Kuwari at the ministry of culture. HE Dr. Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser Al Thani, the Director of the General Directorate of Research and Agricultural Development and HE Dr Mohammed bin Saif Al Kuwari, the Assistant Undersecretary for laboratories Affairs and standardization attended the ceremony. The aim of the State of Qatar is to become an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people. Qatar National Vision 2030, envisaged by the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, is the blueprint for this, and environmental development is one. The biodiversity of this mall desert peninsula is far greater than appears at first sight. The purpose of the book is to create awareness among the people of Qatar of the remarkable fauna and flora to be found in just one small area in the heart of the country: Irkaya. At Irkaya, more species, of birds have been recorded than anywhere else in Qatar out of 315 species, 238 (76%) have been seen at Irkaya. Few areas on earth can claim to host such a high percentage of their country's out of the 59 species of birds that breed in Qatar, a large number breed at Irkaya. Among the birds recorded at Irkaya, 15 species are globally endangered. This includes the Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarious, one of the most endangered species in the world, and a winter visitor to the farm. Among the other birds present are the Saker Falcon, Egyptian Vulture, Eastern Imperial and Greater Spotted Eagles, Pallid Harrier, European Roller, Socotra Cormorant, Ferruginous duck, black-winged Pratincole, Eurasian Curlew, Black-tailed Godwit, Semi-collard Flycatcher and Eastern Cinereous Bunting

 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Nov 27 2014 - Lebanon mourns 'songbird' SabahArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) BEIRUT: Iconic Lebanese singer and actress Sabah died Wednesday at the age of 87 after a seven-decade career and a colorful love life that kept her in the headlines until the ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Egypt drops ban on 'adults only' filmArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAIRO: An Egyptian court has revoked a government ban on a film by Lebanese star Haifa Wehbe that had been deemed sexually provocative judicial sources said on Wednesday.In April ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Prince vanishes from social mediaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) NEW YORK: Prince whose distaste for the music industry's conventions is well known has abruptly disappeared from social media after tentative efforts to promote his two new ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Cumberbatch quits smokingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) LONDON: 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed he left smoking one month back.The 38-year-old actor said staying away from cigarette is helping him stay healthy ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Dilip Kumar perfectly fine: Big BArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MUMBAI: Thespian Dilip Kumar is 'perfectly fine' says actor Amitabh Bachchan quashing rumors of the former's health scare.Social networking platforms were abuzz with rumors ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Turki Khan: Changing society one step at a timeArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Dreams ambitions and determination have no limits dedication to those three traits can take that dreamer ambition-seeker and determined young man or woman to places he or she ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Exploring fine art through pencilArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Eman Al-Qahtani is a successful talented and ambitious young Saudi artist. She combines thoughts and colors in her paintings. She has her own art method; a painting is to deliver ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Qatar lifts 22nd Arabian Gulf CupArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Qatar rallied to get the better of Saudi Arabia 2-1 to win the 22nd Arabia Gulf Cup football tournament at the King Fahd International stadium in Riyadh Wednesday night.Playing ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Saudi- Al Kabeer climbs to No. 2 after honors sweep in Globe CupArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) One mighty performance that saw Al Kabeer Frozen Foods sweep honors had the defending champion moving up the leaderboard after the eighth week in the Thursday League 12th ...

 Nov 27 2014 - Al-Taib wins Fastest Car Race 2014 in RiyadhArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Ahmed Al-Taib a Saudi topped the Fastest Car Race 2014 which was organized at Dirab Park racetrack in Riyadh. Al-Taib won the race in a Porsche 911 Turbo which is characterized ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help