Marine Research Executive, Moza Al Nami of the Qatar Science & Technology Park believes that conservation and marine spatial planning will protect Qatar’s sensitive ecosystems against the effects of rapid industrialization in Qatar.
Dugongs are large herbivorous marine mammals, weighing more than 400kg, which consume sea grasses and inhabit the waters of at least 37 countries around the world. The species can live for up to 70 years. Qatar is home to the second-largest population of dugongs in the world, behind only Australia.
Qatar Science and Technology Park assumes official duties in Brazil and launches preparations for the IASP 2014 World Conference in Doha. IASP 2014 Doha will take place from 19-22 October 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha.