Conservation in Qatar: Impacts of Increasing Industrialization

CIRS Occasional Paper No. 2

38 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2016

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Renee Richer

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Written: August 18, 2009


Industrial development in the State of Qatar is taking place at an unprecedented rate. Such development is putting the environment at the risk, threatening ecosystem services and biological diversity. While Qatar is currently developing the legislation, regulatory bodies, and management agencies for successful ecosystem management and conservation efforts, the full implementation of these protective measures has yet to be achieved. This is in part due to a lack of scientific expertise and trained personnel as well as the early stage of environmental development in the country. While strides have been taken by the State of Qatar, the question remains whether they can be implemented in a timely fashion to ensure that current and future development projects support the country’s goal of sustainable development.

Keywords: Environmental Conservation, Qatar, Sustainability, Industrialization

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Richer, Renee, Conservation in Qatar: Impacts of Increasing Industrialization (August 18, 2009). CIRS Occasional Paper No. 2, Available at SSRN: or

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