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Posted On: 24 August 2013 12:26 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:13 pm

Ministry extends prohibition of grazing

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The Minister of Environment HE Ahmed Amer Mohamed Al Humaidi has banned grazing in all areas in Qatar for two years by extending the previous ministerial decision No. (95) Of August 23, 2011 on the prohibition of grazing. The ban on grazing aims to prevent soil erosion and to protect vegetation from extinction. Ministry said that the decision extending the ban of grazing was prompted by many positive results that had been reflected on wildlife and for more conservation on trees, wild plants and gardens until they complete their flourishing. The Ministry called garden owners to abide by this decision in order to preserve the natural environment, the animal wealth and to contribute to the efforts made by the Ministry to enrich the wildlife and gardens in the country. It also warned legal action against those who are not obeying the decision. The Ministry conducted two studies on the impact of the grazing ban on vegetation in the country. The study said that the prohibition was intended to halt the destruction of pastures caused by overgrazing, to prevent soil erosion, restore biodiversity and allow plants to complete their life cycle and reproduction. The studies by the Ministry also recommended the need to adopt modern scientific methods of measurement to make decisions and assess the present and future status of vegetation and natural resources in the country. Source:Qatar Chronicle