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2002

Raising public awareness on the negative impact of the quarries on the environment and biodiversity. (Palestinian authority)

Palestinian authority

Titre : Raising public awareness on the negative impact of the quarries on the environment and biodiversity. (Palestinian authority)

Pays : Palestinian authority

Numéro projet : PAL/02/32

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 9/2002 – 2/2003

Bénéficiaire : Land Research Center

Présentation
The project will contribute to the conservation of the threatened fauna and flora in the Bani Nu’aim, Al Shough and Sa’ar villages in the Northern East of Hebron through raising the awareness of 30 trainees of quarry owners, farmers, and municipality engineers. The project will provide an overview on the environmental challenges and resources and will particularly zoom the light an overview on the environmental challenges and resources and will particularly zoom the light on the native impact of the quarries in the mentioned areas i.e. dust, overuse of land resources, biodiversity and threatened species and ragelands in order to contribute to the exploration of alternative solutions to obtain sustainable management of the natural resources. Complementary to class-based sessions, the beneficiaries will join a series of field visits for the quarries and the surroundings of the three mentioned locations to closely assess the negative impact of the quarries.

Environmental benefit : The project contributed to launching debate on the harmful impact of the quarries on increasing the rapid degradation of biodiversity in the surrounding areas of the Quarries.
Public awareness : Raised the awareness of 30 farmers and quarries owners/managers and municipality engineers on the negative impact of the quarries. They were supported to acknowledge each other role in solving the problem of the quarries, improving the air quality in the area and allowing for the natural restoration of the biodiversity. The project distributed 1000 copies of a poster about the impact of the quarries on environment and biodiversity and distributed 500 copies of booklet collecting all training sessions.

Financement :
Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 10,609.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 6,386.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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