Zaher Al-Agwan

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Part-time PhD Candidate

BSc . Oceanography, Sana'a University, Sana'a Yemen

MsApplSci. Environmental Science, James Cook University(JCU), Townsville, Australia

Office:

Phone:

4781 4705

Fax:

Email:

zaher.alagwan1@my.jcu.edu.au

zaher.alagwan@persga.org

agwanz@hotmail.com

Research Title:

Management Effectiveness Evaluation of the Marine Protected Area of Socotra Island, Yemen.

Research Interests:

  • Monitoring of coral reefs.

  • Conservation and protection of marine and coastal habitats, particularly coral reefs.

  • Management of marine protected areas, particularly in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.

  • Protection of the marine environment from land-based activities.

Main Research Projects:

  • Regional Program Coordinator forthe RegionalProgram of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities for the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA in partnership with UNEP), 2005 - to date.

  • National Program Coordinator for a UNEP/GPA Project for the protection of the marine environment from land-based activities in Yemen.

  • National Consultant for development of the National Action Plan for Conservation of Yemeni Coral Reefs.

  • National team leader for monitoring coral reefs in Yemen.

  • Expert Assistant for assessment of sea cucumber fisheries of Yemen.

  • Expert Assistant for assessment of a new oil refinery in Port Sudan, Sudan.

  • Expert Assistant for monitoring of mangroves in Yemen.

  • Expert counterpart at a UNDP/GEF Project for the Protection of the Marine Ecosystem of the Yemeni Red Sea of Yemen.

Supervisors:

A/P Peter Valentine, Mark Hamman, Renae Tubin.

Awards:

UN Fellowship (for my Master's degree at JCU)

Publications

  • PERSGA. In press. Egypt's National Programme of Action for the Protection and the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities for the Red Sea Coast. (Coordination and Follow up: Al-Agwan, Z).

  • PERSGA. In press. Sudan's National Programme of Action for the Protection and the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities. (Coordination and Follow up: Al-Agwan, Z).

  • PERSGA. In press. National Action Plan on Consecration of Coral Reefs in Yemen. PERSGA. (Alagwan, Z).

  • PERSGA.2009. Assessment of Sea Cucumber Fisheries of Yemen. Status and Recommendations. PERSGA. (Lindstay, S. and Al-Agwan, Z). Available at www.persga.org.

  • PERSGA/UNEP. 2008. Marine Litter in PERSGA Region. PERSGA. (Re-drafted by: Al-Agwan, Z. and Khalil, A). Available at www.unep.org andwww.persga.org.

  • ASEZA/PERSGA/UNEP. 2008. Jordan's National Programme of Action for the Protection and the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities. (Coordination and Follow up: Al-Agwan, Z). Available at www.gpa. unep. org and www.persga.org.

  • Kotb, M., Abdulaziz, M., Al-Agwan, Z., Al-Shaik, K., Al-Yami, Banjah, A., DeVantier, L. Eisinger, M., El-Tayeb, Hassan, M. Heiss, G. Howe, S. Kemp, J. Klaus, R., Krupp, F., Mohammed, N., Rouphael, T. Turner, J. and Zajonz, U.2004. Status of Coral Reefs in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden in 2004. In: Wilkinson, C. Status of Coral Reefs of the World:2004.

  • EPA/UNEP. 2003. Yemen 'sNational Programme of Action for the Protection and the Marine Environment from Land-Based Activities. (Compiled and Edited: Al-Agwan, Z). Available at www.gpa.unep.org

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