Qatar Natural History Group

People, Nature, Culture
  
Thierry 

Dr Thierry Lesales, Chairman

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Passionate about the environment, the relationship between man and nature, Thierry holds a doctorate degree in geography, and contribute regularly to expertises and publications on topics related to natural disasters, vulnerability and biodiversity.

Working at Oryx FM radio station in Doha, he covers environmental stories and produces some shows on the environment

 

Dr Aspa D Chatziefthimiou, Talks Coordinator

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Dr. Aspa D. Chatziefthimiou, is an Ecologist, and has served as the QNHG Talks Coordinators since 2015. During this time, she has attracted experts who gave talks and rambles in a wide range of fields including ecology, geology, archeology, sustainability, geography, climate change and astronomy. She is a fervent steward of nature, she conducts research on desert ecology for a number of international Institutes, and carries out educational nature tours for the general population and schools. 
 

Ahmad Al Saygh, Qatari Liason Officer

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Intrepreneurship Manager, Bedaya Center "Sharing knowledge and exploring Qatar."

 

Claire Low-Kelly, Secretary

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Secretary Domestic Goddess "QNHG connects me to the very atom of Qatar, from knowing the migratory birds to the fossils and cyanobacteria in the sabkhas."

 

 

Irina Partkya Overseas Coordinator

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Irina a Marketing Executive
"I am passionate about travelling, nature and history and QNHG gives
me the opportunity to combine all those activities."

 

Hala Rahim, Librarian

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Hala Ahmed is an Urban and Regional Planner with a focus on Environmental Planning and over 15 years of experience in the field.  She enjoys going out in nature and exploring the various ecosystems especially the marine environment. She has worked in several parts of the US and the MENA Region. Hala has served on the QNHG Board since 2016.

 

Khalid Zaki, PR Representative


Padi Diving Ambassador"

I was a guest speaker in 2018 and was impressed by the topics of
QNHG monthly talks and the fun, valuable trips."

 

 

Laura Brennan, Newsletter Editor

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Laura is Journalist Al Jazeera, English and EcoSouk's Founder. 

"I have been a member of QNHG for a little over a year and have learnt more about Qatar in that timem than all the previous 9 years of living here!

I love going out to the desert, birdwatching, stargazing and teaching my kids to be in awe of Nature

 
 

Omar Bin Abdul Aziz Rambles Coordinator

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A birding enthusiast by day, an astronomer by night and an engineer in between. Behind me are hundreds of pinhole projections of the eclipsed sun from Doha earlier in 2020. I'm proud to live with my 8 inch telescope, a bunch of cameras, a bicycle and three daughters!

 

Ray Toh, Rambles Coordinator

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I'm from Singapore, a Lego Fan and photographer.  I often go with my family to the desert and farms trying to capture the amazing parts of Qatar from dusk to dawn. I always say to people who think there's nothing to do here, "You've not travelled around enough

 

Brenda Mooney, Treasurer

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I’ve always loved nature and have been part of QNHG for 8 years. Because of this group, I have seen and learned so much about Qatar and look forward to the year ahead.

 

Carl Hughes, Social Media Coordinator

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I’m very excited to be joining QNHG. I have been in Qatar for just over a year having moved from the UK with my wife who teaches here. My passions are bird watching, photography and Formula 1. Hopefully I will get to meet you all on our exciting rambles and birding outings.

 

Ouahiba Bouchenafa, Web Master

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Ouahiba is QNHG member since 2010 and joined the committee in October 2015 to help maintain the Website and Facebook, she is also in charge of marketing mail shots.  Ouahiba discovered Qatar through QNHG field trips and many interesting talks, she also made lots of friends with the same interest - Culture & Nature.

 

On the calendar

30 Oct 2020
Desert Driving Workshop