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A Palestinian Delegation Participated in the Activities of the Fifth Regional Forum for the Management of Natural Reserves

A Palestinian delegation participated in the 5th Regional Forum for the Management of Nature Reserves, held in Jordan, organized by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature –RSCN-, alongside stakeholders from the environmental field and natural reserves from Arab countries.

The Palestinian delegation included the participation of Mr. Saed Shomaly the Executive Director of the Palestinian Society for Environment and Sustainable Development and his team and the project manager of Mahmiyat Project Ms. Ikram Quttaineh from Hanns Seidel Foundation in JerusaleThe participants in the forum discussed various topics related to the management of protected areas, holistic planning of reserves, environmental monitoring, climate change, eco-tourism, protection and inspection of reserves, integrating local communities into nature protection programs, and more.

During the forum's activities, the participants presented an image of the reality of Palestinian nature reserves through studies and scientific research carried out in Palestine with the support of HSS. They reviewed the efforts made by the project in supporting eco-tourism and in promoting awareness and culture of the importance of nature reserves in Palestine. They also presented the recently published book "Palestine a Colorful Mosaic - a Guide for Trails".

The book was presented as a gift to the Secretary-General of the Jordanian Ministry of Environment, Dr. Muhammad Al-Khashanah, and Dr. Samir Bandak, member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, and Dr. Nashat Humaidan, director of the Society's Biodiversity Monitoring Center.