Book: Bahrain Insect Portraits (Bahrain Nature Book 2) by Jouko Tapio Kärkeläcategories: Book, Entomology, Bahrain Nature, Eastern Arabian Insects, Ecology, Nature Photography, Awali Village, Insects
Jouko Tapio Kärkeläabout this book: This book is neither a complete introduction to the entomofauna of Eastern Arabia, nor a complete sourcebook representing Bahrain's Insect world. The aim of this photography book is mainly to show the reader some of the most fascinating insect species still existing on Bahrain island and encourage people to protect and respect Bahrain unique nature. It is also an entomological field study carried out in a limited geographical area on Bahrain island.
Image data for this book was collected from Awali village and the nearmost desert. Awali residential area was founded already in the 1930s by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO) and is situated just north of Bahrain's oil fields and southwest of the country's oil refinery. Awali has been a green spot already 80 years in a middle of a sand desert where originally only a few species of plants were able to survive without irrigation. Parks, gardens and agricultural areas always attract insects. Later some new green areas were developed inside Awali ( Princess Sabeeka's park) and in the vicinity of that (The Royal Golf Club and Riffa Views compound). Thus, this text also tries to prove that human influence might have a positive impact value in deserted areas after starting irrigation and planting projects.
When completing this study, Insect fauna in Awali appeared to be a combination of endemic and imported species as well as different insect pests. Generally speaking, biodiversity in Awali is still quite high but understandably nowadays many insects there are fully dependent on irrigation and human co-operation.
"Bahrain Insect Portraits" is an eBook with 130 high quality digital photographs with detailed legends. Bahrain insect fauna is still poorly investigated and many migratory species exist there as well. Thus, this eBook is a useful tool not only for amateour biologists but also for nature lovers and schoolchildren in Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Eastern part of Saudi Arabia in order to familiarize them to the basic structures of ecology in the Arabian desert, as well as the most common desert insects in Eastern Arabia.
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