Launch of Bahrain’s First Online Environmental Platform


In conversation with the founders of the voluntary venture for the cause of bnature

‘Diverse’ is a perfect way of introducing the founders of the unique venture bnature – as they come from different walks of life. However, the love they share for Nature and the sense of responsibility towards the way we treat our earth is what brings these four astonishing young minds together on a mission. bnature’s small yet radiant team brings together the expertise of an ecologist, a marine biologist, an IT specialist in addition to a policy and a sustainability specialist. The Bahrain This Week team was fortunate to have met three of these exceptional members – Reem Al Mealla, Ashwaq Shukralla and Ali Talahi as they shared with us all about standing for Mother Nature. Even though team members Eman Husain and Tamera Al Husseini were out of the Kingdom, they sent their best regards to our readers, also reminding us of the importance of a platform like bnature in today’s world.


What made you take the decision to stand up for Nature that we all belong to?

We believe that everyone can make a decision to stand up for nature – however, not everyone has the will power to actually take action – this is what makes us unique and different. Being the generation that is experiencing an alarming rate of biodiversity loss has sounded the alarm; especially for us in Bahrain. We hear our parents and grandparents talk about their days that were spent by the sea or underneath the palm groves and by the freshwater springs, especially in Ain Adhari – something we have never experienced although we are looking at less than 50 years ago! The thought that we are now experiencing more loss and that if we don’t do anything the next generation won’t even have stories to hear about, has given us something to work towards restoring nature and ensuring that it is passed down in a healthy manner for future generations to experience.

Read the entire interview and watch a short introductory video on bnature through Bahrain This Week’s website:

NB: This article was written and published by Bahrain This Week on the 18th of October 2015.


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