Middle East and North Africa Region: DOI-ITAP's work in the Middle East and North Africa is carried out with support from the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES). The work in this region is targeted to improve conservation and sustainable tourism in cultural and natural protected areas, build capacity for the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and enhance civil society engagement.
In this region, DOI-ITAP technical assistance, at both regional and national levels, helps to strengthen:
DOI-ITAP is currently working in:
DOI-ITAP has completed activities in:
DOI-ITAP / MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA PROJECTS
Oman: Building 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.
Morocco: Mitigating the environmental impacts of the growing tourism sector; promoting and developing sustainable tourism in protected areas; and strengthening the country’s scientific and management authorities’ ability to implement and enforce CITES.