SDG 15
Tuesday, October 17, 2023 2:00 pm (AST) - 3:00 pm (AST) Location: Building 9, Lecture Hall 2322

Birds in the KAUST Campus: Challenges and Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation

The upcoming seminar will explore birds’ importance in maintaining ecosystems’ health and the steps taken to protect thriving bird populations at KAUST and throughout the Kingdom. The seminar will provide insights into the diverse bird species found on campus, their habitat requirements, and the need for monitoring and preserving their populations.

It will also highlight ongoing conservation initiatives at KAUST. The talk will address challenges that bird populations face in urban environments, such as habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. Furthermore, it will emphasize the significance of actively supporting bird conservation efforts within our community.

About the speaker:

As the Biodiversity Coordinator for the Health Safety and Environment department of KAUST, Marika is responsible for developing and implementing sustainable strategies to protect and preserve the region’s biodiversity. With nearly a decade of experience, Marika has primarily collaborated with NGOs on biodiversity and conservation initiatives. She is dedicated to raising environmental awareness and has actively engaged in community outreach programs, environmental education, and voluntary efforts to promote sustainable practices, address ecological concerns, and mitigate impacts.

This event is brought to you by Students for Sustainability, with the support of the Office of Student Life and the Head of KAUST Sustainability, Dr. Ana Margarida Costa. Should you have any questions, please contact us at


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