Saturday, April 14, 2012

Mangroves Arrive on Twitter: Take Part!

Qatar, April 21st

The Qatar Foundation International will be hosting a ‘TweetChat’ to raise awareness and promote the preservation of mangroves. This is linked to a field visit to the Al Dakhira Mangroves in Qatar, as part of the ‘Mapping the Mangroves’ project, which aims to connect and mobilize a global network of proactive, environmentally-engaged citizens who collect and disseminate information about the world's mangroves. In the coming months, the Mapping Mangroves project will be expanded to Brazil and Costa Rica. The project’s ultimate goal will be to provide students and educators around the world with a freely available collection of online materials dedicated to preserving our world's mangroves.

We hope you will join in - this is a great chance to engage with the students and experts attending the event, and others interested in mangroves worldwide.

To participate, follow the hashtag #MapGrove on Twitter

(just type #MapGrove into the search box at the top of the page … and include it in any tweets that you submit yourself)
Time: 10am-12pm Qatar time (7-9am GMT), April 21st, 2012

The chat will be moderated by Jonathan Smith from Blue Legacy, and Conservation International staff will be on site too. The chat will showcase photos, mangrove facts, live inputs from the field, and will follow the students who are doing the mapping. The students will be collecting and posting information and photos on a variety of marine life and plants to our Mangroves map (http://mappingthemangroves.qfi.org).

So please log on to Twitter (if you don’t know how to, it’s really easy and you’ll learn something there too!) and join in.
http://www.qfi.org/release/189/#MapGrove:-Virtually-Explore-Qatar%27s-Mangroves

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