Mangrove forests protect our shores from rises in the sea level, help mitigate climate change by sequestering high amounts of CO2 in the soils, host a broad range of animals, both marine and terrestrial. To date, KAUST mangroves have served as a community engagement tool for biodiversity and nature conservation, as well as providing a “living laboratory” for a number of scientific publications, including the discovery of a candidate drug with the potential to treat breast cancer.
KAUST is home to a vibrant and thriving mangrove forest that spans over 150 hectares, in an otherwise arid surrounding environment. These mangrove forest represent a native ecosystem within KAUST that is teaming with life, healthy and expanding. Thanks to local conservation efforts, and an Environmental Stewardship Program, KAUST mangrove forests have expanded more than 20 percent in the last decade alone.
Don't miss this this selection of photographs from Biran James and the Red Sea Research Center.
Join us on Monday, October 23 from 7:00pm to 7:30pm for the opening reception of this exhibition.
Mangroves - Between the Land and the Sea exhibition and the 'A Walk Throught KAUST Mangroves' booklet are a starting point to find out why mangroves are of a remarkable nature. The ‘A Walk Through KAUST’ series aim to raise the community awareness and curiosity about the richness and the diversity of the campus environment.
Win a Sunset Cruise for Two
Join us at the opening of this exhibition to participate in our I Love Mangroves raffle to win a Sunset Cruise for two and to get your A Walk Through KAUST Mangroves booklet.
Brought to you by KAUST Health Safety and Environment Department, the Red Sea Research Center, and the Office of Enrichment Programs
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