Persian Leopard Conservation Project

Persian Leopard Conservation in Kurdistan is a Partnership project between the Nature Iraq Organization (NI), Kurdistan Botanical Foundation (KBF) and the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF), a counterpart Iranian organization. The main objectives of this project is Map and identify the range and status of the Persian Leopard Panthera pardus saxicolor and its prey (Wild Goat Capra aegagrus and Wild Boar Sus scrofa). For more information and updates about the project you can visit here.

 

 

Floristic study of Qaiwan area in Sulaimani, Kurdistan

 QAIWAN area is a part of Irano-Turanian Region and Zagros mountain steppe ecoregion (www.wwf.org); Floristically, this region is not only one of the richest in number of species and genera, but the most active in the formation of the species; Vegetationally, the region is rich in: forests, various alpine and sub alpine grassy, and herbaceous communities; this area is one of the most rich and hot spot for biodiversity in the world and finally according to the historical data there were...

 

 

Floristic study of Qara Dagh region in Kurdistan

     Qara Dagh Mountain is a part of Irano- Turanian Region and Zagros mountain steppe ecoregion (www.wwf.org); Floristically, this region is not only one of the richest in number of species and genera, but the most active  in the formation of the species; Vegetationally, the region is rich in: Forests, various alpine and sub alpine grassy , and herbaceous communities; finally this area is one of the most rich and hot spot for biodiversity in the world and also according to...

 

 

Floristic Study of Azmar-Goizha, Sulaimani/Kurdistan of Iraq

   The Azmar and Goizha are located in the Kurdistan Iraq Region of Sulaimani Governorate. It is part of the extensive Zagros Mountain Steppe ecoregion (World Wildlife, 2007) or the Kurdo-Zagrosian ecoregion (Zohary, 1973). The Azmar and Goizha mountains are well known to all residents of the Sulaimani Province and, because of their proximity to Sulaimani city, they are considered one of the most convenient recreational and residential areas in the region. The natural habitats and...

 

 

Landscaping design at AUIS

The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani is one of the most prestigious universities in Iraq. It was first established in 2006; the new campus was finished and occupied by Auis in 2012. Only 10% of the total land so far is occupied by first phase of building and landscaping.KBF started the design of the second phase of the landscaping in Jan 2014; which included 4-5 areas. One area is about 2500 m² was selected to be the main focused garden that included many beautiful flowering plants &...

 

 

Plant checklist of Kurdistan

Plant checklist of Kurdistan by Drs. Ihsan Al-Shehbaz and Saman A. Ahmad.

 

 

Erbil Slope re-planting landscape

Erbil Slope re-planting landscape design and maintenance considerations by KBO