Doha, Qatar - February 20, 2022: As Qatar Environment Day is approaching, the Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG), a member of Qatar Foundation, plans to plant 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 a planting event.

Fatima Al-Khulaifi, Director, QBG, said: “Qatar Environment Day is a remarkably important day for our garden and the country as a whole, and a reminder of our duty to create a better greener tomorrow for the generations to come. 

“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 Center in an effort to contribute to the rehabilitation of these species on the Qatari mainland.”

She added: “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 the State of 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.”

“We will continue to support Qatar’s sustainable development and environmental protection efforts through our partnership with the Qatar Red Crescent Society, who we have pledged to donate 2.5 million trees to. 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 million trees across the Arab world and Qatar’s plans to plant 10 million trees by 2030,” she concluded.