Muscat: As delegated by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shibaniyah, Minister of Education, Chairperson of Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science will hand over the 14th version of Unesco-Sultan Qaboos Environmental Preservation Award, 2017 to Singapore national parks board.
The award will be given on the recommendation of the jury of the Unesco’s Man and Biosphere Programme Secretariat. The award has been given to NParks of Singapore for its commitment and diligent work to support environmental preservation.
The award will be presented to the winning institution during the World Science Forum to be held in Jordan from November 7 to November 11.
Singapore’s NParks promotes the conservation of biodiversity in urban environments and rare natural areas, improves the environmental conditions of habitats and species and supports the teaching of biodiversity at all levels of education.
NParks manages Singapore’s first World Heritage Site - the Singapore Botanic Gardens, 350 parks and 4 nature reserves.
National Parks Board of Singapore, in cooperation with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, has developed the Singapore City Biodiversity Index, an important self-assessment tool for urban biodiversity conservation efforts.
Dr. Madiha bint Ahmed Al Shibaniyah, Chairperson of Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science and her accompanying delegation left yesterday heading to Jordan to hand over the 14th version of the Unesco-Sultan Qaboos Environmental Preservation Award, 2017.