Enhancing ecosystem services through ecological restoration for nature and people

The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) organized its first regional conference in the MENA region. The conference welcomed everyone with an interest in the region and ecosystem services to take part in this event.

The conference was held under the theme 'Enhancing ecosystem services through ecological restoration for nature and people'.

Rapid land degradation, unsustainable land use and weak land use planning (including weak rangeland management) desertification, increasing draught and decreasing vegetation cover, as well as severe climate change vulnerability, might be the crucial, dominant issues that most MENA countries have in common. Understanding that ecosystem services are not lost forever once an area and/or landscape element are degraded heavily, but that restoration measures and rehabilitation programmes can also successfully revive ecosystem services is crucial.


We are happy to announce that ESP MENA conference was successful, and we also hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Below we provide you with some last conference announcements:

Keynote Presentations

During the conference keynote speakers made their impactful and motivational speeches which gave a great spirit for the conference. The presentations can be viewed here

The conference proceedings

Please check the conference proceedings for all collected presentations. Conference photos will still be uploaded. The presentations are uploaded in Google Drive where you can find all presentations. 

If your presentation isn't included in the sessions, but you would like us to upload it, please send it to us and include in which session the presentation was given.

Conference pictures 

Here is a selection of the pictures taken during the ESP MENA conference. Please send us the conference pictures and videos, if you have more.

ESP MENA in Media

Most of the news are published in Arabic language.

Ministry of Environment sponsors the first regional conference for international partnership for ecosystem services in the Middle east and North Africa region - Almaoqef news today

Regional Conference on Environmental systems in the Middle East and North Africa - Petra Jordan News Agency

Regional conference discusses Environmental services - Tariq Abdallah Al-Hmaidi, Al Rai newspaper

The guests of Jordan in Rehab "Yarmouk" - Al Rai newspaper 

We have been dealing with Environmental challenges for years - Al Fayez

Executive director delivers keynote in Jordan - Society for ecological restoration


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Restoration survey

SER is seeking information about restoration efforts throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey, so we can both learn about projects taking place and identify ways that SER can continue to grow and support these efforts.
Please click here to take the brief survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey or SER, please email info@ser.org.







In collaboration with

Jordanian Ministry of Environment

EKF-ESS project


Movie documentary “A Kingdom for Biodiversity”


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