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2001

Conservation of plant biodiversity : Demonstration site of educational and research garden in Till village (Palestinian authority)

Palestinian authority

Titre : Conservation of plant biodiversity : Demonstration site of educational and research garden in Till village (Palestinian authority)

Pays : Palestinian authority

Numéro projet : PAL/01/23

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 2001/2003

Bénéficiaires : Biodiversity and Environmental Research Center /WB

Présentation
The project will contribute to improve the in-situ management of the land resources particularly the wild plants sp. In a multi-ecosystem site of mountain semiarid and wetland through : Establishing educational and research garden to becomes as a reference model for conserving plants biodiversity and raising public awareness on conserving a wide range of endangered and threatened sp. In a multi-ecosystem location of mountain, semi arid and wetland, Protecting the varieties of wild, threatened and endangered “fig” plant which grows naturally in the project site i.e. Ficus carica var. genuine, F. carica var. riparium, F. carica var. rupestris F. carica var. globosa through planting and enhancing the local environment to allow for natural growth of this significant specie and providing a recreational site by making use of the plants’ multiple benefits including their effect on environmental health and aesthetic values.

Caractéristiques et résultats
Environmental benefit : The project supported the restoration of significant native species such as Pistacia Palaestina,Quercus calliprinos, Q. spp., Rhamnus alatarnus, Crataegus aronia, Pistacia Lentiscus, Rhamnus Palaestinus, Styrax officinalis, Lauraus nobilis, Ceratonia siliqua, Pyrys striacam Phyllyrea latifoli and 17 fig sp., etc in an educational and research garden in Till with an area of 15 donums (15,000 square meters).
Information access : The information disseminating on plant biodiversity and environment has merely targeted researchers, students and teachers. The project also published and distributed 1000 copies of brochure on biodiversity exhibition, 1000 copies of booklet on “Trees and Shrubs from Palestine”, 1000 copies on BERC-Till garden’s newsletter and 1000 copies of poster titled “Together we sustain our natural plants for present and future”.
Awareness : Raised public awareness of the local community on the importance of biodiversity through conducting workshops on techniques used in restoring biological diversity.
Partnership : Established a good network with similar institutions to develop research and education in biodiversity and environmental sciences such as Ministry of Agriculture, Till Village Children’s Parliament and Till Secondary and Primary Schools for Boys and Girls.

Financement :
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 45,100.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 150,000.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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