In response to the FP7 Specific Programme “Capacities” Call – Horizontal actions and measures in support of international cooperation (FP7-INCO-2011-6) and the Topic INCO-2011-6.2: “Reinforcing cooperation with Europe's neighbors in the context of the ERA- Activity ERA-WIDE” in Mediterranean Countries, the DEBPAL project aims to reinforce research skills of Al Quds University through the investigation of the main causes of Biodiversity loss in Palestine, also related to human activities and climate change, and the development of guidelines for its preservation.
The aim is to integrate Biodiversity, cultural and social perspectives into a coherent sustainable landscape management.
Al-Quds University, the Arab University in Jerusalem, is the coordinator of the project; the other partner are the Italian Tuscia University, the Belgian no-profit association Veltha and the italian nursery Vivai Torsanlorenzo.
This project has been successfuly completed on 28/02/2015: however, the joint activities are still continuing and there will be reported on this web page: stay tuned!
March 2016: Scientific paper of a Palestinian PhD student in Tuscia University has been accepted and published on an international Journal- click on the left Image to download the paper!
Research Strategy document delivered! Preliminary version released in middle 2014, then discussed with Palestinian Authorities and amended; click on the right image to download
Two Large A0 Maps updated with all the pilot sites investigated! Go to the Maps for downolad the large versions
Last training session (Training for trainers) on how to prepare and Horizon 2020 project successfully completed in Brussels - May 2014
Winners of the Palestinian Biodiversity Photo Contest awarded! Click here to see the photos!
Dr. Mutaz Ali AlQutob, Coordinator of the Project, presents DEBPAL at an International Conference in Viterbo, Italy - April 2012
Video available here
Spring in Hamra Area -first project mission-Palestine-Early June 2012
Survey on several Pilot sites with professors, students and officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Palestine-May 2013
This project is financed by The European Commission under the FP7 Programme