Turtle conservation campaign launched Apr 21, 2017 0 1377 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaThe Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on Thursday launched the 'Turtle Conservation Campaign' at Fuwairit beach.The move aims at conserving sea turtles and raising awareness about them. The campaign included a number of activities such as cleaning up of the Fuwairit beach, organising awareness shows on the turtle project and the need to save sea turtles. Brochures highlighting the importance of sea turtles were also distributed.The events also included field visits and honouring parties involved in the campaign. The campaign also raised awareness about the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle.The event was attended by Mohammed al Marri, Head of Environmental Protection, Reserves and Wildlife Department of the MME, a number of participating bodies in the campaigns, and representatives of Al Shamal Municipality in cooperation with Qatar University (QU), Qatar Petroleum, Dulsco Company. A number of students from schools in Al Shamal area took part in the campaign.The turtle nesting season runs until August 1 in the islands and the northern coasts of the country, especially at Fuwairit beach.The 2016 season saw active participation of the Environmental Protection, Reserves and Wildlife Department. A total of 31 nests were spotted during the last nesting season. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Speed up work to complete infra projects on schedule, says Emir Apr 21, 2017 1 1222 Al Wakrah Harbour renovation work completed on time Apr 21, 2017 0 682 Saudi malls to hire locals only Apr 21, 2017 0 609 Croatian president to arrive in Doha today Doha President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic will arrive in Doha on Friday, for an official visit to Qatar. The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani will meet the Croatian president on Sunday at the Emiri Diwan, to .. Police officer killed in Paris gun battle Paris One police officer was killed and two others wounded on Thursday in a shooting on Paris's famed Champs Elysees, just days ahead of France's presidential election, police said. France's interior .. Teaching forum seeks effective student engagement: Khori Doha THE Teaching and Learning Forum 2017 will involve more than 1,000 educators from Qatar and the region. Nasser Ahmed al Khori, Partnerships Coordinator at Qatar Foundation's Education Development Institute .. Pakistan court rejects call to disqualify PM ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled there was insufficient evidence to order Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's removal from office over corruption allegations levelled by the opposition, but .. N Korea warns US of 'super-mighty strike' SEOUL North Korean state media warned the US of a"super-mighty preemptive strike" after US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the US was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear ..