Qatar has remarkably succeeded in environment preservation
− Gradual increase in the number of Arabian Oryx in various reserves during the last few years.
− Doha City enjoys a natural clean atmosphere based on recordings of air quality control stations at Corniche and Aspire Zone.
− Lower per capita domestic waste.
− Solid waste is converted into electrical power of 153 thousand MW and 39 tons of organic fertilizer.
The State of Qatar celebrates Qatar Environment Day, which falls on 26 February, 2016. Qatar Environment Day aims to highlight Qatar’s growing environment efforts, as environment development is one of the four pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030. According to QNV 2030, sustainable development is to achieve a balance between environment, economic, social and human development, which provides the basis for a long-term well-being of Qatari community.
The total area of terrestrial and marine nature reserves amounted to 3,464 square kilometers in 2015, and the number of terrestrial nature reserves amounted to 12 reserves, totaling an area of 2,744 square kilometers. In 2015, the percentage of terrestrial nature reserves amounted to 23.6% of total area of Qatar. This figure was almost invariable over the last five years. It should be noted that Khor Al Odaid reserve comes on top terrestrial reserves in terms of area, which reached 1,293 square kilometers, i.e. 47% of total terrestrial reserves.
Qatar has also two marine nature reserves in Khor Al Odaid and Al Thakhira, stretching over 720 km2. Khor Al Odaid is the largest marine reserve, with an area of 540 square kilometers, i.e. 75% of total marine reserves.
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