About us

What is Mahmiyat.ps?
What is Mahmiyat.ps?

Mahmiyat is one of the projects of the Hanns Seidel Foundation. In cooperation with its partners in Palestine, the project specializes in environmental issues, nature reserves and eco-tourism.

The website was launched in 2016 with the support of the European Union, using the Palestine sunbird - the national bird of Palestine- as its symbol. The site is accredited and up-to-date. Mahmiyat was developed with the experience and expertise of local and international technicians, and includes lectures, publications and articles, which enable its content to be a practical tool for environmental education.

Registered Trademark: In 2018, the site obtained a certificate of registration for its trademark ® from the General Administration of Intellectual Property in the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy.

The website is classified as an environmental school accredited in the Palestinian official media and other media. It provides easy-to-use databases for  wild plants, animals and eco-tourism. It is used as an educational tool by many institutes, schools, and universities, as well as governmental and private institutions. The website integrates its content between the real world and the digital world. The browser can roam virtually across the country through interactive maps, trails, important sites for birds, historical sites, cultural sites, tourist sites, guest houses and points of sale of local products.

Who are the readers? Anyone who is interested! People from Palestine, the Levant and Arab countries in particular benefit from this website. In addition, Western countries use it with ease, since it is also available in English.

What are Mahmiyat.ps projects?

The website is implementing many environmental initiatives and projects that are funded by the Hanns Seidel Foundation along with their Palestinian partners. The goal is to promote concepts of environmental protection, environmental awareness, the importance of reserves, consolidating the principles of eco-tourism and integrating them with economic, social and cultural development of the local community.

Overall, we encourage the local society and visitors from all over the world to experience Palestinian wildlife firsthand!

The contents of Mahmiyat.ps are the sole responsibility of the participating organizations and should in no way be taken to reflect the views of the funder (Hanns Seidel Foundation).