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Biosphere reserves in Arab States

There are 33 biosphere reserves in 12 countries in the Arab States

Country
Biosphere Reserve
Year of designation
Periodic Reviews
ALGERIA  
8 biosphere reserves Tassili N'Ajjer 1986 2014
  El Kala 1990 2002, 2016
  Djurdjura 1997 2011
  Chrea 2002 2014
  Taza 2004 2016
  Gouraya 2004 2016
  Belezma 2015  
  Tlemcen Mountains 2016  
 
EGYPT  
2 biosphere reserves Omayed 1981. (Extension 1998) 2011
  Wadi Allaqi 1993 2004, 2012
 
JORDAN  
2 biosphere reserves Dana 1998 2014
  Mujib 2011  
 
LEBANON  
3 biosphere reserves Shouf 2005  
  Jabal Al Rihane 2007  
  Jabal Moussa 2009  
 
MAURITANIA  
1 biosphere reserve Delta du Fleuve Sénégal Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Mauritania/Senegal) 2005  
 
MOROCCO  
4 biosphere reserves Arganeraie 1998 2010
  Oasis du sud marocain 2000 2017
  Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean (Spain/Morocco) 2006  
  Atlas Cedar 2016  
 
QATAR  
1 biosphere reserve Al Reem 2007  
 
SUDAN  
3 biosphere reserves Dinder 1979 2001, 2016
  Radom 1979 2001
  Jebel Al Dair 2017  
 
SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC  
1 biosphere reserve Lajat 2009  
 
TUNISIA  
4 biosphere reserves Djebel Bou-Hedma 1977 1999
  Djebel Chambi 1977 1999
  Ichkeul 1977 1999
  IIes Zembra et Zembretta 1977 1999
 
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES  
2 biosphere reserves Marawah 2007  
  Wadi Wurayah 2018  
 
YEMEN  
2 biosphere reserves Socotra Archipelago 2003 2016
  Bura'a Archipelago 2011  

 

Last updated: July 2018

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Algeria

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mme. Houria Khelifi
Coordinatrice
Commission Nationale Algérienne pour l'UNESCO
E-mail: comnat-dz@wissal.dz

There are 8 biosphere reserves in Algeria:

Tassili n'Ajjer Biophere Reserve
Designated in 1986
Periodic reviews: 2014

El Kala Biophere Reserve
Designated in 1990
Periodic reviews: 2002 and 2016

Djurdjura Biophere Reserve
Designated in 1997
Periodic reviews: 2011

Chrea Biophere Reserve
Designated in 2002
Periodic reviews: 2014

Gouraya Biophere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Taza Biophere Reserve
Designated in 2004
Periodic reviews: 2016

Belezma Biophere Reserve
Designated in 2015
Periodic reviews: /

Monts de Tlemcen Biophere Reserve
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

 

Bahrain

MAB Focal point:
Dr. Ismail Mohammed Al-Madani
Environment & Wildlife Affairs
E-mail:

 

Egypt

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Manal Fawzy Ahmed Abdel Wahab
Professor of Plant Ecology
Faculty of Science
Alexandria University
Alexandria, Egypt
M: +20 (0) 1222288901
E-mail: dm_fawzy@yahoo.com

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Egypt:

Omayed Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1981 (extended in 1996)
Periodic reviews: 2011

Wadi Allaqui Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1993
Periodic reviews: 2004 and 2012

 

Iraq

MAB Focal point:
Dr. Amal N. Yousef
Secretary
State Board for Agricultural Research

 

Jordan

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Eng. Khaled Anis Irani
MAB Committee
Minister of Environment

There are 2 biosphere reserves in Jordan:

Dana
Designated in 1998
Periodic reviews: 2014

Mujib
Designated in 2011
Periodic reviews: /

 

Kuwait

MAB Focal point:
Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: NatcomKuwait@unesco.org

 

Lebanon

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Prof. Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi
Secretary General MAB National Committee
National Council for Scientific Research
E-mail: r-jaradi@cyberia.net.lb

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Lebanon:

Shouf Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2005
Periodic reviews: 2018

Jabal Al Rihane Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

 

Libya

MAB Focal point:
Dr. Abdulgader Errabti
 

 

Mauritania

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Prof. Ghassan Ramadan Jaradi
Secretary General MAB National Committee
National Council for Scientific Research
E-mail: r-jaradi@cyberia.net.lb

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Mauritania:

Delta du Fleuve Senegal
Designated in 2005 (Transboundary with Senegal)
Periodic reviews: 2018

 

Morocco

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
M. Driss Fassi
Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II
E-mail: idrissfassi@yahoo.fr

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Morocco:

Arganeraie
Designated in 1998
Periodic reviews: 2010

Oasis du sud Marocain Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2000
Periodic reviews: 2017

Intercontinental de la Mediterranée
Designated in 2006 (Transboundary with Spain)
Periodic reviews: 2018

Atlas Cedar
Designated in 2016
Periodic reviews: /

 

Oman

MAB Focal point:
Mr. Mahmood Bin Mohammed Bin Talib Al-Zakwani
Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Environment

 

Qatar

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Mr. Khalid G. Al Ali
 

 

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Qatar:

Al Reem
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: 2018

 

Saudi Arabia

MAB Focal point:
Mrs.Athar ALKHALAWI
E-mail: athar@ncw.gov.sa

 

Sudan

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Ms. Wafaa Sid Ahmed Mohamed
Secretary General
Sudanese National Commission for UNESCO
E-mail: wafaa_natcom@yahoo.com

There are 3 biosphere reserves in Sudan:

Dinder Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2001 and 2016

Radom Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1979
Periodic reviews: 2001 

Jebel El Dair Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 2017
Periodic reviews: /

 

Syrian Arab Republic

Focal point for biosphere reserves:

 

 

There is 1 biosphere reserve in Syria:

Lajat
Designated in 2009
Periodic reviews: /

 

Tunisia

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
M. Abdelhakim Issaoui
Direction générale de l'environnement et de la qualité de la vie

Ministère de l'Environnement et du developpement durable
E-mail: hakissaoui@yahoo.fr

M. Ahmed Rdhaounia
Commissariat Régional au Développement Agricole de Gafsa
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche
Email: ahmed.rdhaounia(at)gmail.com 

M. Mohamed Néjib Seddik
Commissariat Régional au Développement Agricole de Nabeul
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche
Email: mnsedik(at)yahoo.fr 

M. El Wardi Essmii
Commissariat Régional au Développement Agricole de Nabeul
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche
Email: smiiwardi8(at)gmail.com 

Mme Nabiha Ben M'barek
Agence Nationale de Protection de l'Environnement
Ministère de l'Environnement et du développement durable
Email: nabiha_2003(at)yahoo.fr 

M. Fathi Bahri
Institut National du Patrimoine (INP)
Ministère de la culture et de la sauvegarde du patrimoine
Email: fathi_bahri(at)yahoo.com 

M. Adel Sakouhi
Commissariat Régional au Développement Agricole de Bizerte
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche
Email: s.adel(at)topnet.tn 

M. Saba Guellouz
Agence de Protection et d'Aménagement du Littoral
Ministère de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable
Email: s.guellouz(at)apal.nat.tn 

M. Habib Abid
Direction Générale des Forêts
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Ressources hydrauliques et de la Pêche
Email: habibabid2001(at)yahoo.fr 

Mme Héla Souhabi
Commission Nationale Tunisienne pour l'Education, de la Science et la Culture
Minsitère de l'Education
Email: hela.souhabi(at)minedu.edunet.tn

There are 4 biosphere reserves in Tunisia:

Djebel Bou-Hedma Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1999

Djebel Chambi Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1999

Ichkeul Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1999

Iles Zembra et Zembretta Biosphere Reserve
Designated in 1977
Periodic reviews: 1999

 

 

United Arab Emirates

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Rasheed Ahmed Al Hammadi
Ministry of Education to the UAE
E-mail: rasheed.alhammadi@moe.gov.ae

There are 2 biosphere reserves in the United Arab Emirates:

Marawah
Designated in 2007
Periodic reviews: /

Wadi Wurayah
Designated in 2018
Periodic reviews: /

 

Yemen

Focal point for biosphere reserves:
Dr. Mohamed Said Al-Mashjary
Environment Protection Authority
E-mail: env@y.net.ye