Tag: marine environment

    What are the most pressing environmental issues for Qatar’s incoming Shura Council?
    14 Oct 2021

    With Qatar just a day away from its first elected Shura Council, incoming members will be met with various issues, Doha News states. The Shura Council elections in Qatar have been revered as a historic and massive step forward for the Gulf state in improving public inclusion in legislative matters. More so, the elections have […]

    Gulf waters already changing ‘dramatically’ due to global warming, research finds

    The warm waters of the Middle East are already changing dramatically due to global warming, with sea levels and temperatures rising and marine biodiversity affected. Fish stocks are declining, and critical habitats such as coral reefs, mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses are degrading across the region, three UK reports focusing on the Middle East have […]

    UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure intensifies efforts to protect marine environment and seafarer rights

    The UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure is intensifying its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the maritime sector and protect the rights of seafarers on board ships in the UAE waters and ports, WAM states. This is in line with Cabinet Resolution No. 71 of 2021 concerning marine wrecks and violating ships […]

    Oman diving teams spreading awareness on environmental protection

    Since its establishment in 2010, the Al Salam Diving Club team in Oman cities Liwa and Shinas has been working on several environmental initiatives and volunteer work. They’ve cleaned the seabed and basins of ports from various types of waste. Hamad al Amri, head and founder of the team, explained to Oman Observer that the […]