Special Event: "Bird Migration Knows No Boundaries" with Imad al-Atrash, Global Environmentalist, Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Every autumn and spring, half a billion birds of about 280 species pass over the Levant, including Palestine, Israel and Jordan, migrating between northern Europe to eastern and southern Africa.
As a Global Councilor of Bird Life International (www.birdlife.org), Imad is in charge of a joint program of activities for the Middle East, which includes data collection on wildlife with a focus on birds and the migratory routes, or flyways, through the Middle East.
This program is hosted by the First Unitarian Church of Cleveland Ministry for Earth Committee, the Plymouth Green Committee at the Plymouth Church UCC in Shaker Heights, Ohio, the Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, the Kirtland Bird Club and Jewish Voice for Peace. Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society is the Media Sponsor.
Above: Photos courtesy of Imad al-Atrash.
Imad also founded a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in the town of Beit Sahour where small animals and birds in need spend time recovering before being released back into the wild again. He will bring a slide show about the work he does at the Center.
The Palestine Wildlife Society, founded in 1999 and based in the town of Beit Sahour, Palestine, believes education is an essential element to achieve environmental and sustainable outcomes. To that end, the PWLS seeks to raise awareness and educate Palestinians about the importance of conservation.
One of the results of its success has been the inclusion of environmental studies in the Palestinian national education curriculum. PWLS is also part of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan for Palestine in conjunction with the Ministry of Environmental Affairs.
The Palestine Wildlife Society (PWLS) is a Palestinian non-profit NGO involved in conservation research and education within Palestinian society and the region. Founded by environmentalist Imad Atrash, the PWLS seeks to conserve and enhance Palestinian biodiversity & wildlife.
PWLS objectives include:
Learn more about the Palestine Wildlife Society here.
We gratefully recognize the following collaborating organizations: Palestine Wildlife Society, BirdLife International, First Unitarian Church of Cleveland, Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights, Northeast Ohio Sierra Club, Kirtland Bird Club and Western Cuyahoga Audubon Society
Download: Event Flyer: imad_al-atrash_flyer_9.7.16.pdf
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