Ongoing and Completed Projects

PIBS is thankful for all of Our Partners, for supporting our mission.

Ongoing Projects

  1. Oct 2021 - Sept 2025 Renovation of facilities for Palestine Museum of Natural History funded by the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Initiative.
  2. March 2022 - Sept 2025 Renovation of Palestine Museum of Natural History and Munib and Angela Masri building funded by the Munib & Angela Masri Foundation.
  3. April 2023 - March 2024 Rare and endangered flora from newly designated protected areas in Palestine project funded by Global Genome Initiative.
  4. July 2023 - Oct 2024 Science Based Conservation of Wetlands in KBAs in Palestine funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund-CEPF.
  5. May 2023 - Feb 2024 Building and Mainstreaming a CHM Website for the State of Palestine funded by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).
  6. Jan 2021 - Aug 2024 Support for Education Activities at Museum funded by Ms. Elena Probst.
  7. Cremisan: Environmental education and healthy nutrition promotion in Cremisan

Completed Projects

  • Sep 2018 - Apr 2021. Biodiversity Conservation and Community Development in Al-Makhrour Valley in Bethlehem, Palestine. Darwin Initiative Fund. For more on this project see:
  • Jun 2018 – May 2020. Biodiversity Conservation in Al-Makhrour Valley, Bethlehem, Palestine. National Geographic Society.
  • Sep 2018 – Aug 2019. Building the Capacity to Protect Palestinian Land and Heritage through Museology and Eco-Tourism. British Council. For more on this project see:
  • Apr 2018 – May 2019. Community Garden. This project is granted and directed by the Rotary Club plus cofunding from the Knights of the Equestrian Order.
  • Jan 2018 – Dec 2018. Climate Change Education in Palestine. In collaboration with, Action de sensibilisation et d’éducation à l’environnement et le changement climatique pour les communautés en Palestine by City of Geneva (for execution in Palestine).
  • Jan 2017-Feb 2018 Actions for Environmental Sustainability in Wadi Zarqa Protected Area. UNDP-GEF-SGP
  • Jan – Dec 2017 Cytogenetic studies on biodiversity indicator species of Land Snails (Gastropoda, Mollusca). Bethlehem University Institutional Research Grant.
  • Jan - Sep 2018. Socio-economic sustainable development and environmental conservation at the northern transition zone to Wadi Qana Protected Area, Palestine. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences.
  • Aug 2017 Small project for creating module for environmental training (from
  • Sep 2016 - Apr 2017. Empowering Youth in Environmental Stewardship. US Consulate.
  • Sep 2016 - Apr 2017. Models of sustainability at Bethlehem University. Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).
  • Jun-Aug 2016. Environmental Conservation and protected areas in Palestine: Challenges and Opportunities. The Hanns Seidel Foundation (Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung), Consultancy Report available xii+159 pp.
  • Jun 2016 Culture of Resistance grant for workshops on Sumud and sustainable living.
  • Mar 2016 GIZ grant to host a water workshop highlighting sustainability issues in the water sector.
  • 2015-2016 TELECANTHUS and Masar Ibrahim contract for developing panels for the tour path that stretches from northern areas of the West Bank to the south.
  • 2015-2016 ERASMUS mobility grant Sienna University in Italy with us at Bethlehem University for exchange of Scholars (Prof. Qumsiyeh travel to Italy April 2016).
  • 2015 Palestinian American Research Council (PARC) funding for exchange which helped bring Dr. Faysal Bibi (Paleontologist) from Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin to help the Palestine Museum of Natural History.
  • 2015 Telemachus Foundation To Empower The Poor And End War (pilot project for biodiversity/permaculture).
  • Sep 2021-Aug 2022 Ethnobotany and High Value Agriculture for Regeneration and Sustainability. Representative Office of Switzerland in Ramallah
  • Dec 2020–Oct 2022 Consultancy to build 6th National CBD report and national biodiversity action plan for Palestine. Ministry of Finance and Environmental Quality Authority.
  • Jun 2020-Sep 2021 Green Oasis in Bethlehem for Plant and Ecosystem Conservation. Mediterranean Basin Hotspot- CEPF-MED project.
  • Jun 2020 – Aug 2021 Academic Cooperation with the Environment Quality Authority to Refine Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation in Protected Areas in Palestine. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. Final report
  • Jan 2020-March 2023 Unity and diversity in nature and society. Partnership of PIBS, Galilee Society and Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People. EU Peacebuilding Initiative. EuropeAid/162124/DD/ACT/Multi, Grant Reference ENI/2019/162124/83.
  • Dec 2019-May 2023 British and Palestinian museum collaboration in research, education, and conservation. Royal Society. Partnership with Alfried Vogler of the Natural History Museum, London.
  • Jan 2023 - June 2023 Mainstreaming workshop to finalizing an updated Palestine National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) in line with post-2020 CBD global framework funded by the Royal Belgian - Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS).
  • April 2022 - Aug 2022 Protected Area Network Review for Palestine funded by the IUCN International Union for Conservation of Natural Resources.
Environment Quality Authority and Bethlehem University signing MoU