About APN

About APN:

When it all began

The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN), was established as a member-based non-profit organization in April, 2003 by a group of motivated persons concerned with the protection of the environment and the natural resources in Arab countries against all hazards including the destructive impacts of wars and foreign occupations. APN is managed by a board of directors composed of seven members elected by a general assembly. Its work is guided by the resolve, commitment and dedication of its members and aided by the engagement of its supporters.

Our Mission:

The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature seeks to strengthen the capacities of Arab peoples to sustain and control their natural resources, especially those living under occupation and armed conflicts, and to mobilize efforts of civil society organizations towards promoting and advocating regional and global environmental issues.


  • Contribute to the rehabilitation and sustainability of natural resources in the Arab region which suffer from wars and armed conflicts, especially in Jordan and Palestine.
  • Influence the drafting and implementation of related global environmental policies, and enhance the role of civil society organizations through effective partnerships.
  • Mobilize efforts of the civil society in order to contribute and respond to the needs of Arab and global environment.
  • Build the capacity of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature in order to achieve its mission with high professionalism, effectiveness and institutional sustainability.

The Board of Directors:

  • Razan Zuayter- Chairman of the Board 
  • Rami Barhoush- Vice Chairman of the Board 
  • Ziad Moughrabi- Secretary
  • Zeina Kawar- Treasurer 
  • Suzan Ayoub
  • Humam Mufti