Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad Bin Sahim Al-Thani consort to the Heir Apparent of Qatar, has donated $1 million to establish a BirdLife fund to conserve birds and biodiversity, and to promote sustainable use of natural resources through site protection and management across the Middle East.
Among other work, the fund will be used to establish hima, a traditional system with its roots in Islamic law, under which communities manage natural areas such as woodlands, grasslands and wetlands, and protect them from over-exploitation, for the benefit of biodiversity, people and livelihoods. BirdLife Partners in the Middle East have pioneered the revival of hima for the conservation of Important Bird Areas.
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Source: website of BirdLife
Updated on 5/22/2008 2:57:32 PM.