Our mission is to protect and restore the environment of Iraq and the rich human heritage that it has fostered. We strive to achieve this mission through fulfillment of the following goals: 1) Improve the capacity of Iraq’s institutions to protect its environment; 2) Develop a scientific database of environmental conditions and trends within Iraq; 3) Encourage environmental awareness and stewardship of Iraq’s environment; and 4) Promote the sustainable use of Iraq’s environment and resources.
From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple-petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of traditional knowledge.
Barr Al Hikman in Oman is a vital rest stop for more than half a million birds, boasting some of the highest shorebird densities of any intertidal mudflat. The formal protection of this site would therefore secure a crucial, truly irreplaceable, hub for migratory birds.