DOI-ITAP's work in the Middle East and North Africa improves conservation and sustainable tourism in cultural and natural protected areas, builds capacity for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and enhances civil society engagement.
In this region, DOI-ITAP technical assistance, at both regional and national levels, helps to strengthen:
MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS:
DOI-ITAP is building the capacity of rangers and agency leaders to manage protected areas for tourism and conservation via job training exchanges, mentorship, scientific research, and government-to-government cooperation.
DOI-ITAP is working with partners in Morocco to mitigate the environmental impacts of the growing tourism sector; promote and develop sustainable tourism in protected areas; and strengthen the country’s scientific and management authorities’ ability to implement and enforce CITES.
FACTSHEETS & ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: