Dive Team joins Int’l Coastal Cleanup ef­forts

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

The Kuwait Dive Team joined mil­lions around the world yes­ter­day to take part in the In­ter­na­tional Coastal Cleanup cam­paign, through a cleanup of Al-Salam beach in Shuwaikh.

The en­deavor is part of the team of vol­un­teers’ con­tri­bu­tion to so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity and ma­rine life preser­va­tion, Kuwait Dive Team Leader Waleed Al-Fad­hel said. Oth­ers have joined the ef­forts, in­clud­ing the Filipino com­mu­nity in Kuwait and the US boy scouts, with sup­port from the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, he said. Beach cleanups con­ducted by the Kuwait Dive Team, aimed at in­creas­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness, have resur­faced due to the im­prove­ment of weather con­di­tions, men­tioned Fad­hel.

Its ob­jec­tives are to carry out ac­tiv­i­ties aimed at pro­tect­ing and re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing the ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions and to en­cour­age oth­ers to do the same. The vol­un­teers seek to fo­cus on vi­tal areas of Kuwait’s ma­rine en­vi­ron­ment con­sist­ing coral reefs, islands and the Kuwait Bay, north of Kuwait City.

In 2009, the Na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Un­der­wa­ter In­struc­tors (NAUI World­wide) pre­sented the Kuwait Dive Team with the En­vi­ron­men­tal En­rich­ment Award for their vol­un­tary ac­tiv­i­ties in pro­tect­ing and re­ha­bil­i­tat­ing ma­rine en­vi­ron­ments. — KUNA

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Dive Team par­tic­i­pate in the In­ter­na­tional Coastal Cleanup cam­paign through a cleanup of Al-Salam beach in Shuwaikh. — KUNA

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