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Towards community approach to restore native mediterranean vegetative cover (Palestinian authority)

Palestinian authority

Titre : Towards community approach to restore native mediterranean vegetative cover (Palestinian authority)

Pays : Palestinian authority

Numéro projet : PAL/99/06

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 11/1999 – 12/2000

Bénéficiaire : Palestinaian Environmental Friends

The project demonstrates community-based approach to restore native Mediterranean vegetative cover in the degraded area. This approach is demonstrate in the rehabilitation of an old dump site in Beit Lahia village south Gaza through establishing and educational garden for endemic of endanger sp. of the Mediterranean area. It is also demonstated through establishing partnership with the local government organizations of involving the community (men and women) in different stages of the project

Environmental benefit : The project helped to restore the degraded vegetative cover in the old dump site in Bait Lahia village in the north of Gaza. The species characteristics have been identified through a field species survey that was confirmed by the information provided by the community committee.
Job creation : The garden helps promoting of the socio-economic conditions of Bait Lahia small community by offering temporary jobs to 40 local labors and technicians and purchasing all the needed equipment from the local market.
Health : Being surrounded by homes and schools, the project has tremendously improved the health conditions for the children.
Partnership : Community Committee is very curial to promote voluntary work and ensure sustainability of the project. School students have participated in the plants’ restoration and cleaning up of the site. Also, close cooperation with the Municipality has paved the way for smooth handing over of the garden’s running operations and encouraged in kind contribution as well
Gender : Environment awareness activities were assigned to female environment educators and thereby reflected positively on children attitudes towards environment.
Public Awareness : Distributing 1000 copies of the brochure describing the eco-history of the restored species and 50 copies of the documentary booklet on the project experience and design.

Financement :
Grant Amount (GEF Small Grants Programme) : US$ 43,000.00
Co-Finanshing in-Kind : US$ 11,500.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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