International experts flock to Al-Jahra Reserve for its diverse ecosystems

International experts flock to Al-Jahra Reserve for its diverse ecosystems

The Arabian pupfish — one of the discoveries of new marine organisms in the Jahra Reserve.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 21: In a recent update, Dr. Abdullah Al-Zaidan, Deputy Director General of the Technical Affairs Sector at the Environment Public Authority, revealed that Al-Jahra Reserve has captured the interest of foreign experts due to its rich biodiversity spanning terrestrial, coastal, sabkha, and freshwater environments.

Speaking exclusively to Al-Rai, Al-Zaydan emphasized that the reserve, known for its traditional organisms, has become a focal point for international attention. He highlighted the discovery of new marine organisms, such as the pupfish, contributing to the enhancement of biodiversity. Al-Zaydan stressed ongoing efforts to preserve the reserve and its fungal organisms.

International collaboration has played a significant role in studying and preserving the Al-Jahra Reserve. Al-Zaydan detailed the involvement of the British Scientific Center, which conducted studies on water ponds, identified biodiversity, and monitored six types of freshwater beetles. Additionally, Japanese teams were engaged to identify the reserve’s diet and study brine shrimp. Local collaboration has also been a key aspect, with Kuwait University actively participating in these efforts.

The cooperative initiatives underscore the commitment to exploring, understanding, and safeguarding the diverse ecosystems within Al-Jahra Reserve. As foreign experts join forces with local entities, the reserve’s global significance in the realm of biodiversity continues to grow.

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