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Qeshm Island Environmental Management Office
by Department of Environment Qeshm Free Area (Government)
Our department has responsibility to protect marine and terrestrial environment of Qeshm Island and adjacent Islands . Qeshm Islands including 4 cities, 70 villages and approximately 150000 population is about 2000 square kilometers.

The most important ecosystems those marine ecosystem such as coral reefs, mangrove forest, and variety of sea shores including rocky shores, sandy beaches and mud flats exist in this Islands.

In the another hand, the local community of the Island has long history in marine activities with cultural richness well known in Persian Gulf area. this issue has brought collaboration of local people during several years to protect the Island environment.

Qeshm Department of Environment (QDOE) of QFA having 16 years experiences with SGP (office in Iran),has more than 20 successful Environmental protection projects with local community involvement.

Qeshm department of environment is under the supervision of Qeshm Free Area which is the governor of the Island.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Compliance, monitoring and enforcement
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from marine renewable energy
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Transfer marine technology
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
October 2020
coastal clean ups
Staff / Technical expertise
Our colleague in Qeshm department of Environment are ready to collaborates.
In-kind contribution
with existing of local community and NGOs
Basic information
Time-frame: October 2017 - October 2020
GEF/Small Grant Program office of Iran
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
seye mohammad hashem dakhteh, General Director , smdakhteh@gmail.com, 00987635243093
Qeshm City, Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf, Iran
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