Latest from Nature Iraq

The following news has been received from Nature Iraq.

Threat Assessment of Lesser Zaab River

On February 2, Nabil Musa started a threat assessment of the Lesser Zaab a tributary of the Tigris. a project partly funded by the Rufford Small Grant Foundation. The aim is to develop action plans for addressing the important problems on the river including fuel spills, municipal sewage works, dams, water extraction.

NI Uses Art to Raise Environmental Awareness

Julius Richard, Zoilo Lobera and Nabil Musa are working to create, produce and deliver a community arts education programme campaigning for the health of the Upper Tigris River Basin and all Iraq’s rivers.

Iraqi Ministry Publishes Book on Threatened Birds

The Iraqi Ministry of Environment (MoE) has published the first book about the threatened birds in Iraq (in Arabic) as a preliminary step towards a conservation program for these species.

New Management Team Leads NI

Azzam Alwash, Nature Iraq’s founder and CEO, and OSME Vice-President has decided to resign from his position. He will serve as President of the Organization’s Board. From January 18, 2012, Jassim Muhammad Al-Assadi, Araz Mustafa Hamarash and Nadheer Abud Fazaa will form the the Nature Iraq Management Team as Managing Directors. Nadheer Abood Fazaa was appointed as Nature Iraq Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Nature Iraq Included in Ramsar Convention of Wetlands Portfolio

The Secretariat of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands recently informed Nature Iraq that a proposal we submitted to the Ramsar Small Grants Fund (SGF) has been included in the 2011 Project Portfolio. The Project Portfolio is currently being circulated among potential donors interested in supporting specific projects.

Further details on all the above can be obtained at the following link.

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