Annual report for the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability

Posted on Jan 24, 2020

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh writes in his newsletter Palestinian Christians

The new annual report for the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability is 29 pages long (lots of accomplishments) and was just posted on our website. Click to download the report:

As the preface says: “This report highlights the amazing accomplishments in the calendar year 2019 in education (of thousands), conservation (protection of natural areas), research (30 publications), and community service would not have been possible without you to whom this report is presented: donors (individuals and institutions), staff members, volunteers, executive board, and partners (in governmental and nongovernmental entities).”

Reminder about our upcoming Biodiversity Conservation Conference and Workshop: Click to register for the Conference.

Abstracts are still welcome. The Biodiversity Conference (Tuesday 11 February 2020) and practical workshops (Wednesday, 12 February) are about enhancing biodiversity conservation in Palestine with a focus on using a world heritage site (Al-Makhrour valley system) as a model.

The Conference covers geology, geography, threats, and conservation status of the fauna and flora of the Bethlehem area as well as conservation efforts including awareness and education programs. Also covered is the use of cultural heritage and human communities including ecotourism, cultural and agricultural tourism, and agricultural interventions.

On the second day, a practical workshop day will be conducted by the Palestine Institute for biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) with hands-on training and field work training in biodiversity monitoring and evaluation. Click to register for the workshop.

Finally, please take a look at our nine-minute video: