The natural environment is already compromised by the land fragmentation resulting from the annexation and expansion wall and from the building of roads. The overuse and mismanagement of natural resources make matters worse. Low forest cover leaves the land more vulnerable to extreme weather events, and reduces the amount of carbon captured from the atmosphere and stored by trees. Climate change intensifies the pressure on fragile ecosystems and the resident plants and animals. People can help wild nature by making their own environments greener and cooler, and by supporting conservation efforts.
Online information sources:
Palestine Museum of Natural History: https://www.palestinenature.org
Environment Quality Authority of Palestine: http://environment.pna.ps
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: http://www.ipcc.ch
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: https://unfccc.int/