Qatar Airways, Moecc Take Part In Qatar Whale Shark Conservation Forum 2023


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Doha, Qatar: Under the patronage of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change H E sheikh Dr. Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed Al Thani, Qatar Airways, Qatar tourism and Discover Qatar joined forces to support the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MoECC) to organise the Qatar Whale Shark Conservation Forum 2023.

The enlightening event on biodiversity attempts to educate on the preservation of this endangered species. This forum was in partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and ran for two days, from May 22-23.

Qatar is home to one of the largest whale shark congregations on Earth. These are gentle and beautiful creatures, which congregate in huge numbers in the waters off the coast of Qatar, between the months of April to September. They are unfortunately under threat due to worldwide-unregulated fishing. The forum intends to inform and spread awareness on these kind creatures.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, H E Akbar Al Baker said:“Qatar has the largest concentration of whale sharks in the world; making it the only place visitors can see so many in a single sighting. Unfortunately, the marine life is in danger due to the unregulated fishing seen all over the world. As part of Qatar Airways' commitment toward the environment, we fully support the forum's initiative and as the official Airline Partner, we are proud to have invited a number of experts and speakers in the field of whale sharks at regional and neighbouring levels to address the issue and raise awareness.”

As part of the social responsibility towards the environment, and in order to spread awareness about the whale sharks, the Qatar Whale Shark Conservation Forum is pushing for preservation efforts, as well as raising the attendees' awareness about these creatures.

The information includes marine biodiversity and the importance of protecting these endangered species. Furthermore, Qatar pushes for responsible tourism, where visitors can safely observe, as well as learn about these gentle creatures.

To enjoy the unique experience yourself, guests can book Discover Qatar's once-in-a-lifetime tours to view Whale Sharks This Summer. For more information visit Discover Qatar is the only operator in Qatar licensed by Qatar Tourism to operate this eco-tour.

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