The environment is critical to sustainable existence of both human populations and wildlife in the Land of Canaan. Sharing of this land by people of varied religions and ethnicities is not possible without also sharing it with the living things that existed thee well before we humans showed up.
Towards this goal, we started the Holy Land Conservation Foundation which together with Wildlife Palestine acts to educate people and preserve the environment.
Mission of HLCF
Bylaws of HLCF
Background on Environmental Issues
John Reese on Wall and Environment
When the occupation becomes filthy (on environmental impact)
Recommendation from a trip in 1997 and a Proposal for Environmental and Cultural Center in Beit Sahour (approved by the Municipality 9/7/04)
Water in Palestine
Mammals of the Holy Land, by Mazin Qumsiyeh
see also my articles dealing with Genetics and Environment issues and my Affidavit on Stew Leonard's which describes impact of development in Orange, CT where I live
Big Money has shut down our "free" press. No one is taking a stand against the murder and the rape of Jordan 's only real forest. We only hear rosy tales about how great this project is in our free press. Ive sent a few articles to papers in Jordan and they were not allowed to go in print. With your help we can at least try to take a stand. Please help save our forest. Please do the following:
1- Go to this site and sign the petition: http://www.foe.org.jo/dibbin/
2- Send this email to all your contacts.
To my friends outside of Jordan I have a special request: Please send this info to your press and to your government officials and representatives.
The world needs to know that a beautiful lone forest in Jordan is being raped by big money. The world needs to know that Jordanians are not even allowed to make a stand to try to save this forest in the press. Even our so called ministry of environment (which is supposed to protect our environment) is silent and even taking a positive stand in support of the rape of our forest.
Dr. Fares Khoury
Department of Biological Sciences
Tel. 00962 5 3826600, Fax. 00962 5 3826613
Relevant Links on Environmental Issues
Environmental pollution-related cancer kills 1,250 Israelis yearly
PDF File of an article on Cancer rates (Israel poisoning its own people)
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) situation in the occupied areas
The Water and Sanitation Hygiene Monitoring Program Water For Life Campaign reports on Israeli assaults on these areas
Wall restricts water access
Gazelle: A Palestine Nature Bulletin
Palestinian Environmental NGO Network
Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
The friends of Environment society
Arab Group for Protection of Nature
The Environmental Health Network
Applied Research Institute of Jerusalem
Association for Environmental and Developmental Studies in the Arab World
Palestine Wildlife Society
Palestine Environmental NGO network
Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, Jordan
Web of Creation: Eco-Justice from a Faith Perspective
Sherman on Cancer Prevention
Center for Watershed Protection