Saturday, May 6, 2017

Coastal nature conservation in Qatar

I have spent only a few days in the wilds of Qatar but I am sure anyone wanting an escape can find nature there. This small country does have a wonderful wilderness desert and subtropical beaches - even bird-rich wetland oases. Fuwairit beach is one of the dozen or so lagoons with mangroves, its well worth a visit in the northern part of Qatar.

Here I share some photos I took during one of our most exciting expeditions (April 24th to 28th, 2013). Please read our paper on the birds of the coastal area of Fuwairit for a scientific conservation opinion of things: 

And please, if you live in the Gulf, get involved in nature conservation. 

Doha - Like any other middle eastern city.

Research camp at Fuwairit Lagoon 2013.

Famous for its sea turtles.

Helping build the researchers' and volunteers' lodgings on Fuwairit beach. Temporary but luxourious!

Fuwairit beach, tide receding.

Fuwairit lagoons mangroves. Young, regenerating fast. An oasis. 

Migrant leaf warbler on the mangrove.

Migrant Acrocephalus warbler on mangrove.

Tiny bubble crab diggings in the Fuwairit mangrove.
Fuwairit lagoon's mangrove channels. Although a very small place, it gives an exotic tropical feel. 

I watched grey mullet, niddlefish, toothcarps and many other fishes surge with the tidal water through the mangrove.

The shallow marine waters of Fuwairit are a fun place for a snorkel tour. Tropical marine life abounds. 

Although there are very few rocky or coral structures in the shallows, some fish, crabs and cuttlefish are easily seen. These are cardinal fishes.

Sea grass beds are interesting. They also attract fish, like these Mojarras. 

At the country's northern tip is the Al Shamal area, a fascinating spit and dune island system with extensive tidal wetlands and mangroves. 
Al Shamal spit with beach dune vegetation. 

Flowering Grey Mangrove.
Fascinating parasite Cistanche sp. - it lives off the roots of Arthrocnemum
Salt marsh plant.
West coast, somewhere near Ras Abrouq. Interesting formations and a remarkable tide.
On Qatar's west coast the beaches are sometime full of tiny shells. 
Qatar's west coast beaches.

Sunrise at Fuwarit research camp.

Finally, if you are interested in our work in the area you can download our first report below. We had mixed results with the local authorities. We sincerely hope they continue working for conservation.



  1. Our Doha escorts Girls business enterprise brings best sparkling, authentic and trustworthy ladies. Our array of selections let's you locate your flavor very without problems. Our choice crew has taken girls within the company now not due to their looks, we also appearance their interpersonal capabilities, educations backgrounds and honesty. vip doha escorts once we've got verified all the ones functions than we permit our models to visit our esteemed clients ensuring a hundred% sexual pleasure, satisfactory time and additional normal could explore most recent escorts arrivals in Doha with us. We serve in all most important locations in Doha and different visitor sights as properly. So men turn out to be considered one of our satisfied client and experience the continuously favorable escort service at overdue night time hours.

  2. This was incredibly an exquisite implementation of your ideas, and if you need any kind of sesame seed exporter information then come visit us!

  3. Merry Christmas,
    You are so interesting! I don't believe I've truly read through anything like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with a few unique thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. many thanks for starting this up. This website is something that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality! If you want to read Christmas Quotes For Instagram you have to see the link
    Thank you,

  4. Hi,
    The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it does not disappoint me as much as this particular one.New Year Greetings For Business I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I truly thought you would probably have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you could possibly fix if you were not too busy searching for attention.

  5. Access to computers and other control systems which might provide you with information about the way the world revolves around technology should be unlimited and total. All information should be free and accessible to all. That is why we at INTEGRATEDHACKS have come come up with a team of highly motivated and dedicated hackers to help you get access to information you are being deprived of. Our services include and are not limited to hacking of social media accounts,email accounts, tracking of phones hacking of bank cards and many more.
    Have you ever been hacked? Need to recover your stolen account, Want to monitor your kids,spouse or partner, Change your school results track messages from an email or mobile number and many more, INTEGRATEDHACKS is the one for you. Hundreds of our clients have their phones, social media accounts, emails, servers, may bots and PCs hacked consistently and efficiently. Our professional hackers for hire team is highly qualified and can hack anything or device you desire without giving the target any form of notification which makes us one of the best.

    ★ Contact Us For Your Desired Hacking services via : and experience cyber hacking like never before.

  6. I am a person who offers loans to the national. With capital that will be used to grant loans between short-term and long-term individuals ranging from $5, 000 to $500,000,000 all the serious people being in the real needs, the interest rate is 3% over the entire repayment period. I make loans Financial in all areas. I am available to satisfy my customers within 24hours, see 1 day after your application send replies to the following E-mail address:
    Thanks and look forward to your prompt reply. 

  7. Do you want to convert cryptocurrency into real money, then is dream website for this purpose, you can make your transaction here easily with full confidence.