A Word From Our President
Since the very beginning, we have been mesmerized by plants . There is an emotional bond that unites us with plants . Plants are so much a part of who we are as a species . They have provided us with every type of nourishment, sustenance, and luxury . Yet, we know so little about them . Though our existence without them is impossible, how is it that we have so little cultural and scientific appreciation for them as a society? This is exactly why I founded the Saudi Arabian Botanical Society ( SBS).
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to create a scientific and cultural society that seeks to preserve the local flora and enhance the ancient relationship between people and the botanical world.
Our Vision is to be the most qualified ambassador and point of reference for the discipline of botany in the MENA region.
Our Core Values
The following are the values SBS most closely relates to:
- Science: SBS is dedicated to disseminating information and participating in activities that are scientifically sound, peer-reviewed and that comply with measurable, tangible results
- Aesthetics: Adding flora to an environment enriches its aesthetics by adding a component of color, scent, and a certain emotion into its surrounding area. We are striving to fortify the beauty of Saudi Arabia by incorporating local flora
- Responsibly: We strive to empower organizations and individuals to take a hands-on approach to be apart of an eco-friendly and sustainable environment. We want to eliminate the dysfunctional, and defeatist attitude that many people have about recovering ecologies and habitats
- Community: We want to create a sense of community where experts, hobbyists, amateurs, institutions, and organizations feel connected and welcomed. We strive for an organization that gives people a sense of direction and purpose, most importantly a sense of belonging
- Transparency: Our main approach to establishing trust with our constituents, donors, and benefactors