Doha, April 20 (QNA) – The 2nd International Forum of the Qur’anic
Botanic Garden, Islamic Perspectives on Ecosystem Management, will
open in Doha on Tuesday in collaboration with the Commission on
Ecosystem Management (CEM) of the International Union for
Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The Forum will gather specialists in Islam and other faiths,
ecologists, ecosystem managers, scholars from botanic gardens, and
other relevant disciplines to exchange ideas and experiences about
future programs to serve the objectives of the Qur’anic Botanic
Garden and the Commission on Ecosystem Management.
The sessions organized by the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, a member of
Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development,
will highlight the Islamic principles, values and ethics that promote
the conservation of plants, cultural traditions and ecosystems. The
efforts of local and regional authorities to preserve the environment
will also be showcased.
The CEM contribution to the Forum will explore broader relationships
between faith and spirituality and the natural environment and how
this relationship can serve as a basis for healing and conservation.
Sessions will explore how links between traditional knowledge in
different cultures and ecosystem management and how that knowledge
can contribute to the conservation of natural resources.
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden aims to identify new initiatives that
can help and promote its conservation and educational programs. The
Qur’anic Botanic Garden and the Commission will seek guidance on how
to build on the linkages and synergies between knowledge-based
traditions and environmental management and to discuss how Islam and
other religious teachings might be incorporated into conservation