Faouzi Maamouri

WWF North Africa Coordinator : 5 years experience, certified from GIZ and WWF International

Born in small village called in the roman time ‘Aquilaria’, or El Haouria in Cap Bon, North East of Tunisia, Faouzi was fascinated by the birds migration in he’s village and he was engaged for birds and nature conservation when he was 15 years old.

 

He decided to leave the agriculture study to the Forestry. Finished his study with an Engineer diploma in 1987.

 

He finally found he’s away by working on the National parks administration in the Ministry of agriculture; spending 7 years taking care to his birds and wetlands, working to survey and to monitor the wetland habitat and spending days and nights recording and counting waterfowl in Ichkeul national park and other wetlands.

 

Since 1994, Faouzi joint WWF to be in charge of the first WWF office in Arab World, In this time he felt better and experiences gained in administration and field work was to useful to go on WWF activities.

 

He manages WWF Tunis office with small team of 6-7 people, and developing and supervising project related to forest, wetlands and coastal and marine conservation. Faouzi gained also very good experiences on building capacity of the civil society and local communities in the Maghreb. From June 2012, he became the regional coordinator for WWF in North Africa.

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