Who we are, what we do ?

The QECI’s Office is located at the Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park (PGBP), Qeshm Island, Persian Gulf

About QECI 

Qeshm Environmental Conservation Institute (QECI) is a non-governmental and non-of-profit organization that conducts research to provide critical baselines for developing conservation plans and/or scientific solutions for conservation issues; aiming to protect the marine biodiversity of the Persian Gulf. The institute also carries out education and awareness programs and takes conservation actions through co-operation with local communities, other NGOs, academia and governmental agencies.

QECI first started its work in 2014 as a local marine conservation initiative for Qeshm Island. The conservancy then officially registered on September 2018 as a tax-exempted institute under regulations of the Qeshm Trade-Industrial Free Area Organization. For about five years, between 2018 and 2023, the QECI’s Office was located at the Qeshm International Incubator Center (QIIC), a member of International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP). The office is now located at the Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park (PGBP), another IASP member, committed to supporting startups and novel ideas in Qeshm Island in the mid of the Persian Gulf.

Our Vision

Our vision is a Persian Gulf with a healthy biodiversity, stunning marine habitats and natural resources that are sustainably used.

Our Mission

To achieve the above vision, our mission is to participate in and conduct our own research, develop science-based solutions, to organise educational activities and raise awareness, and generally take direct actions contributing towards the conservation of the Persian Gulf’s natural beauty.

Our values

  • We always approach local communities as our main audience, because we believe sustaining biodiversity is not possible without their participation.
  • We always try to use the expertise of professional advisers to facilitate our activities and to avoid reinventing the wheel!
  • We always keep our activities and financial affairs transparent for our sponsors and audience, because we believe that their trust is our most valuable asset.
  • We always adhere to the relevant national and international laws


  • Full Name: Qeshm Environmental Conservation Institute
  • Acronym: QECI
  • Reg. Name: Darya Goostar Nemooneh Qeshm Environmental Conservation Institute
  • Reg. Place: Department of Registration of Companies and Industrial and Intellectual Properties, Qeshm Trade-Industrial Free Area Organization, Iran
  • Reg. Date: 2018-09-26
  • Reg. No: 279
  • National ID Code: 14007856792
  • Postal Address: Ground Floor, Persian Gulf Biotechnology Park, Southern Road (15km far from Qeshm Town), Qeshm Island, Hormozgan Province, Iran
  • Postal Code: 7956145597
  • Phone: +98 763 524 2096
  • Email: info@qeci.org