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Posted On: 24 February 2022 01:00 pm
Updated On: 24 February 2022 02:05 pm

Qatar Environment Day 2022 activities

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Qatar celebrates National Environment Day every February 26 of each year, as part of its efforts to protect the environment and support sustainable development. This year, the slogan is ‘Our Environment Our Responsibility’ (Biatna Amana), according to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is exclusively dedicated to addressing matters of environmental concern, ensuring that sustainable and climate-conscious practices are adopted throughout all sectors. (source)

A number of governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as community members, are holding a number of activities across the country to celebrate the major event. Check them out below:

24 February: Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) tree planting in Rawdat Al-Faras

quranic botanic garden qatar environment day tree planting
Image credit: Gulf Times

On February 24, QBG and its partners will mark Qatar Environment Day with a planting event. The Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation, will be planting 300 wild trees in Rawdat Al-Faras in Al Nasraniya to help restore the natural ecological balance of the area by reducing carbon emissions and limiting desertification in the country. On February 24, QBG and its partners will mark Qatar Environment Day with this planting event.

“In addition, and as part of QBG’s conservation efforts in 2022, we will supply the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change’s Department of Protection and Wildlife with 1,000 seedlings of wild plant species that have been cultivated at our Plant Resources Conservation Centre in an effort to contribute to the rehabilitation of these species on the Qatari mainland," according to Fatima al-Khulaifi, director, QBG.

“Also, our team of environmental experts and researchers are conducting a field and laboratory study on ‘seed patterns and germination of Qatari plants’ through accurate imaging of seed samples using a light microscope, as well as forming a joint research team with the Environmental Science Center to conserve and document genetic resources in Qatar. Over the years, we have worked closely with the country and world’s most important environmental stakeholders to protect our planet and all our work,” continued, al- Kulaifi.

“We will continue to support Qatar’s sustainable development and environmental protection efforts through our partnership with the Qatar Red Crescent Society, to who we have pledged to donate 2.5mn trees. These trees will be planted by their volunteers throughout Qatar. With this, we will contribute to both the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross organization’s environmental initiative of planting 50 mn trees across the Arab world and Qatar’s plans to plant 10mn trees by 2030,” she concluded. (source)

27 February: Webinar on Qatari Flora

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences in collaboration with the Public Parks Department-Ministry of Municipality, and Quranic Botanical Garden-QF will be holding a webinar on Qatari Flora: Importance and its Conservation.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, 27 February 2022
  • Time: 9 am - 1 pm
  • Join link:
  • Webinar number: 2670 879 3219
  • Webinar password: environment

25 February: Jazirat Al Khuwair Beach Cleanup by Deap Qatar

beach cleanup deap qatar environment day 2022
Image credit: DEAP Qatar

Event Details:

  • Location: Jazirat Al Khuwair Beach, Qatar
  • Date: 25 February 2022
  • Time: 02:30 pm - 05:15 pm
  • Price: It's free
  • Registration: @deapqatar

26 February: Saving the bees one plant at a time

qatar environment day first community garden hbku
Image credit: HBKU Qatar/Hadiqaa

The College of Health and Life Sciences at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, in collaboration with Hadiqaa, invites the public to participate in sunflower planting activities in commemoration of Qatar National Environment Day 2022. (source)

Visitors will also be introduced to the first community garden inside Education City, will be able to interact with the environment, and learn what we can do to protect it.


  • Sow Seeds for Bees by Dr. Borbala Mifsud, Assistant Professor, College of Health and Life Sciences, HBKU
  • It All Starts with Soil by Dany Deaibess, Landscape and Irrigation Engineer, EMES Trading & Contracting


  • 11 am -11:30 am: Community Garden introduction
    Come and see the garden, learn how to join, what to expect, and meet the community!
  • 11:30 am - 11:35 am: Sow seeds for bees talk on biodiversity by Dr. Borbala Mifsud, Assistant Professor at College of health and life sciences, HBKU.
  • 11:35 am -12 pm: It all starts with a Soil talk by Dany Deaibess @greenflix.agri, landscape and irrigation engineer
  • 12 am - 1 pm: Help them fill the garden with plants!
  • Bring your seeds or rooted cuttings to plant, or join HBKU students while they are planting sunflower seeds all around!
  • 1 pm - 2 pm: Kids activities. Let your kids repot a small plant and take it home with them!

Event Details

  • Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 – 14:00 (GMT +3)
  • Location: Education City Micro-Farm, QF Academic Greenhouse Area (Behind Villa 5)
  • RSVP: [email protected]

24-28 February: Various activities from Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is organizing cleanup drives in Sealine Reserve, the landing of an industrial shoot in the Sealine area, tree planting, and the launching of the Reem deer in Sealine on 24 February.

There'll be cleaning, planting, and launching birds in Brooq Reserve on 26 February and releasing of fish in the mangrove forest with an eco-tour on 28 February.

22 February: Women's Picnic

qatar environment day 2022 activities ministry of municipality
Image credit: Ministry of Municipality

The Department of Agricultural Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality, participated in a "Women's Picnic" activity in Umm Al Amad Reserve, as part of the celebration of #QatarEnvironmentDay. It was in cooperation with Friends of the Environment Center of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Qatar Sports for All Federation, and the Ministry of Interior.

The participation of the Department of Agricultural Affairs in this event, represented by the Department of Afforestation and Agricultural Production, comes through the initiative to apply and use the waterboxx technology in planting Qatari environmental and wild tree species; which is a smart method of irrigation, that takes into account the principles of sustainability.

Sources: Qatar University, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, HBKU, DEAP Qatar, Gulf Times, Ministry of Municipality, GCO

Will you be participating in these events? How are you going to contribute to the conservation of the environment in your own way?