The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature
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APN seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Arab peoples to sustain the region's natural resources and gain sovereignty over them , particularly in areas suffering from war and occupation.
Creation of the Working Group on Impacts of Wars and Conflicts
APN worked, in line with its role in the Working Group on Impacts of Wars and Occupations, to organize and hold workshops during international conferences dealing with issues relating to food sovereignty and protection of the environment in areas hit by wars and occupations.
The Working Group was set up upon a request from APN during the annual conference of the International Planning Committee (IPC) for Food Sovereignty held in Rome, Italy in October, 2005. Further consultations were held on the issue in October, 2006. (more)
Tree Planting in Palestinian Damaged Lands
APN president and members address a seminar during the 18th Climate Change Conference in Qatar, in 2012 on the One Million Tree Campaign aimed to restore Palestinian lands damaged by Israeli practices. (more)
Palestine Needs Special World Attention
APN's efforts succeed in a world forum, to list Palestine on the list of countries requiring special attention with regard to food security. (more in Arabic)
Condemnation of Israel's Crimes against Humanity and Environment
The 2009 International Planning Committee (IPC) Conference agrees, upon a request from APN, to issue a statement condemning Israel's crimes against humanity and environment. (more)
Seminars & Workshops
Panel Meetings and Deliberations on Food Security and Impacts of Conflicts-2007
APN conducts a series of panel meetings, seminars and discussions in cooperation with the World Working Group focusing on the impacts of wars and conflicts on food sovereignty, lands and natural resources during the World Social Forum in Kenya, 2007. (more)
Destructive Impacts of Conflicts at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Seminar
A seminar brings together representatives of CSOs and NGOs from a number of world countries for discussions on the destructive impacts of wars and conflicts in parts of West Asia. The seminar convened on the sidelines of the 18th IUCN Congress in Bangkok in November 2004.
A Jordanian national committee later urged the IUCN to urgently take action towards implementing resolution 3.046 adopted by its congress on conservation in regions in violent conflict in West Asia. (more)
( Resolution 3.046: http://cms.iucn.org/)