Mourjan Marinas – Lusail city, Doha’s premier yachting destination, showcased the success of its floating mangroves project recently at a Qatar TV hosting. It was part of a special documentary shooting expected to be aired in late February and will be shared on social media.
The project was launched in 2012 together with Unesco and Lusail city to monitor the use of mangroves for capturing carbon emissions aimed at reducing atmospheric carbon levels.
The project has continued to capture international attention from the science and environmental communities as mangroves also provide a safe, sheltered home for hundreds of birds and marine species, which aid biodiversity and helps to increase fish stocks.
Mourjan Marinas general manager Wayne Shepherd said protecting the environment has become a factor to consider in every business and not just in the marine industry.
“As human activity increases across the globe, it is the duty of every noble citizen and organisation to employ initiatives that reduce the impact of carbon emissions,” he noted.
Shepherd also stressed that conserving the local environment and being as eco-friendly as possible is extremely important to them.
He said they ensure that all their marinas are built and maintained with the greatest sensitivity to the local environment.
“For a long time it has been our vision to have this breakthrough initiative incorporated into the design and construction of our marinas, and we are delighted to have partnered with Unesco and Lusail Real Estate Development Company to make it a reality,” he added.
In 2014, Mourjan Marinas – Lusail city was awarded a regional-first marine industry international achievement award with the Clean Marina accreditation.
Mourjan Marinas was also named ‘Leading marina developer in the GCC’ in The World of Yachts Recognition Awards for Excellence 2015.
Floating mangroves at Mourjan Marinas u2013 Lusail city.