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Common Crane (Grus grus) are regular winter guests of Al Talila reserve.

Photo G. Serra

Since February 1996, Syrian and international technicians have been working together to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the natural wealth of the semi-arid rangelands of the Syrian Arab Republic. The purpose of this publication is to describe and explain this work to the Syrian public in a way which enables them to understand why it is being done and what it hopes to achieve.

In order to do this it is necessary first to describe the rangelands and their present condition.

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