Flora and Fauna in Palestine

By: Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa

Safeguarding Palestine's Flora and Fauna:

Israel ratified the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in August 1995; and the Palestinian Authority is also committed to the Convention.  Long committed to protecting the flora and fauna, national parks and nature reserves, Palestine and Israel have formulated specific targets. These include:

  • developing a comprehensive plan for preserving biodiversity
  • establishing a network of protected areas for preserving ecosystems and species
  • rehabilitating damaged ecosystems
  • advancing public awareness and promoting knowledge and expertise through formal and informal education
  • Coordinating national action with international and regional plans.