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Wadi Al Quff region

 

Wadi Al Quff region

 

The region No.                                              010

The district                                                     Hebron

The location                                                   Wadi Al-Quff- Beit Kahel

The area                                                         25km

The height                                                       +600m, +700m

The latitude & longitude                                 31 33`N 35 07`E

 

The description of the region:

Wadi Al Quff is located west of Hebron; there is about 6km between the city and the western villages. The area of part of the district area is about 4000 dnoum. There is a cave in the northern side called Al Toor; the length of the cave is more than 150m.

 

This area is considered to be one of the largest regions comprised of planted wooded trees, in addition to UM Al-Rihan forests in Jenin destricts. As a result of the wooded trees and water, wildlife has increased in this valley. The springs of this region are: Al-Sukar, Al-Haska, and Al-Majnounha,

 

The animals of this region:

The animals of this region are: the Haeyna, the hystrix, the wolf, the common Badger, and the Rapit

 

The birds of this region:

The White Stork birds (March 1999 was registered about 2500 birds), also the Lesser Kestrel, the Lesser Spotted Eagle, the Roller, the Rock Doves, the Finch, the Sand Partrige, the Hopooe, the White Wagtail, the European Bee Eater, and the Yellow-venten Bulblul.

 

The negative effects:

  • There are no regulations regarding tourism in the area during spring and summer time
  • The grazing of the livestock beside the woodlands
  • The irregular and unorganized agriculture on the natural region negatively affects the wildlife, especially the birds.

 

The protection procedures:

  • Organizing of the wooded and official forests to give the plants and trees chance for renewal
  • The organizing of the grazing in the side areas to conserve the natural life  
  • Managing the tourism activities
  • Encouraging the traditional and biological agriculture in order to conserve all the nature categories.

 

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