More school visits will be conducted to expand the Qatar e-Nature programme as part of raising environmental awareness in the country, Sasol president Marjo Louw has said.
"We want to make the Qatar e-Nature mobile application comprehensive by including more information besides the existing three groups: plants, insects and birds," he
noted that in many countries where these animals or plants existed, apps were developed only for birds or a few mammals and plants.
and Friends of the Environment (FEC), a leading Qatari NGO, are planning to organise another school competition later this year "or probably a longer period to get more people to be involved".
said: "The whole idea is to raise environmental awareness."
About tapping other sectors or groups, he
believed that the programme should start with the youngsters since one of the biggest problems they faced was to get children interested in nature.
cited a report recently saying that there was a 100% penetration of mobile phones in the country and most of these electronic devices were smartphones and tablets.