About Us

About Us

Brief Background

Using largely volunteer efforts and local donations, the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and its offspring, the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) and ecological botanical gardens at Bethlehem University were established in 2014.   Our motto is RESPECT  – first for ourselves, then for others, then for the environment.

Mission

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History (PMNH) will work to research, educate about, and conserve our natural world, culture and heritage and use knowledge to promote responsible human interactions with our environment.

Vision

Our vision is to empower responsible human interactions with all components of our environment to promote a sustainable ecosystem.

Annual Reports

2017 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report

Annual report 2018 (ita)

Our Goals Are




Explore and research the diversity of the fauna, flora, and human ethnography via collections and research




Environmental protection and responsible interaction between people and the environment




Use the knowledge gained and the books and databases and collections to promote science education




Cataloging and building a physical and an electronic database of all animal and plant species existing




Develop respect for ourselves, for our fellow human beings regardless of background, and for all living creatures and our shared earth