Doha: In recognition of Qatar Petroleum’s (QP) seventh Environmental Fair, Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd (Oxy Qatar) has launched Sea and Shore Life of Qatar, the third title in the Qatar Nature Explorer book series.
Qatar Nature Explorer was published in collaboration with Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing and the author, Frances Gillespie. The full book set includes six illustrated books for young children on the natural history and flora and fauna of Qatar, and is available in both English and Arabic. Sea and Shore Life of Qatar was presented during the opening ceremony of the QP Environment Fair to H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry.
Since 2012, Oxy Qatar has launched a new book each year based on the theme of QP’s Environmental Fair. Plants of Qatar and Mammals of Qatar, the first two titles in the book series, were printed and distributed at the 2012 and 2013 fairs. Sea and Shore Life of Qatar fits perfectly with the 2014 fair’s theme of water use and conservation. The book provides information on the marine flora and fauna native to Qatar.
As in previous years, free copies of the book was distributed at Oxy’s stand in the Qatar National Convention Center.
Stephen Kelly, President and General Manager of Oxy Qatar, said, “We are very pleased once again to provide these fascinating and informative books to students and visitors during the Qatar Petroleum Environmental Fair. In addition, Oxy Qatar recently donated the complete Qatar Nature Explorer set to the Supreme Education Council to distribute to school libraries across Qatar. We hope the books will provide value to all students and enhance awareness of Qatar’s rich and diverse natural heritage.”