About APN | The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature

The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) is an independent non-profit organization concerned with the protection of the environment and the natural resources of Arab countries against all hazards, including the destructive impacts of wars and foreign occupations. APN was established in April, 2003 by a group of motivated people who aim to protect the Arab environment alongside regional and international organizations.

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Our Mission:


The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature seeks to enhance the capacity of Arab peoples, including those living under occupation and armed conflicts, to protect, sustain, and establish sovereignty over their natural resources and food, while strengthening the advocacy efforts of civil society organizations on regional and global environmental issues.


  • Contribute to the rehabilitation and resilience of environmental, agricultural and food systems in Arab regions affected by war and conflict, particularly in Jordan and Palestine. 
  • Influence the formulation and implementation of global environmental, agricultural and food policies within effective institutional partnerships.
  • Mobilize individual and collective civil society efforts to advance environmental protection and food sovereignty.
  • Build the capacity of the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature in order to achieve its mission with professionalism, efficacy, and institutional sustainability.