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Posted On: 25 May 2014 10:56 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:29 am

''Save Our Mangroves'' Campaign

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Event Details:


Qatar is home to the Avicennia Marina, also known as the grey mangrove or white mangrove tree, communities of which form several forests around Qatar's shores. These mangrove swamps are home to a wealth of life, including a new species of sea slug that was found in 2007 by a member of the Qatar Natural History Group.

The largest area of mangroves - and the oldest - can be found around Al Thakira and Al Khor.

For volunteers who will be joining us the clean up, the purpose of this campaign is to spread awareness about the country’s hidden natural heritage and the Qatari mangrove eco-system.

If you are thinking to be a part of the event, we would like to thank you in advance and hope we can make a difference together!

Campaign date: 30h May 2014 (Friday)
Cleanup location: Al Thakira Mangroves (See below*how to get there)

Meeting point: Petrol station on the way to Al Khor (Past Qatar Uni towards al Khor)
Time of meeting: 7am SHARP
Leave for Mangroves: 7:20am SHARP
Expected to reach Mangroves: 8am approx.
Cleanup starting time: 8:30am
Expected to finish: 10:00am approx

We will be providing the following:

  • Large size garbage bags
  • Hand Gloves
  • Refreshments
  • T-shirts

This campaign is open to all the public. (Kids are also welcome!) Kindly spread the message to your friends and colleagues :)

We request you to bring your own:

  • Hat
  • Sun protection cream
  • Sunglasses
  • comfortable shoes
  • Towel

How to get to the Mangroves: Al Thakira Mangrove is located in Al Thakira, accessed by following Al Khor- Al Thakira Road until the last roundabout, then turn left (to the supermarket area) and left again and follow a road leading to the offroad track. A few hundred meters later, you will arrive at the mangrove area. The offroad track is smooth enough for sedans to make through till the mangroves waterfront.

Sponsors and Partners:

Arabian Adventures Qatar, balitang, Chevrolet, Coreo, GAC, Global Metals, Grand Hyatt Qatar, Hamad Medical Corporation ,, InterContinental Doha, Jaidah Automotive, Oyrx Rotana, Paddle Qatar, King Koil, QDVC, Qatar Events, Q-Live, Qatar Tourism Authority, Green Programme for Schools, RedBull, yalla

Poster: Designed by Van Darren Martinez