Environment development and ecological rehabilitation in Kuwait

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Kuwait does its utmost to combat desertification – EPA

Kuwait News

Kuwait is leaving no stone unturned to overcome desertification that covers approximately 75 percent of this Gulf country’s territories, a senior environment official said here on Tuesday. Therefore, it is currently seeking to expand nature reserves and enact pieces of legislation and laws in order to protect environment, Environment Public Authority (EPA) Director-General Abdullah Al-Humoud Al-Sabah addressed a workshop on desert ecology rehabilitation at Alliyah Nature Reserve.

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Environment protection is of paramount significance so civil society organizations should work with state bodies in order to push forward environment development and ecological rehabilitation, he added.

The EPA chief cited Kuwait’s fresh environment law as part of the country’s struggle to control desertification, preserve environment and keep the quality of air and subterranean water, thus leading to environmental sustainability.

Read the full article: Kuwait News Agency

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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