Décès de M. Nacer Riad Bendaoud / Death of Mr. Nacer Riad Bendaoud



M Ryad Bendaoud, président de l'association Écologique de boumerdes vient de nous quitter, un défenseur hors pair de l'environnement, un fervent battant de l'écologie et militant de la conservation de la nature en Algérie et en Méditerranée.

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M Ryad Bendaoud, membre de UICN CEC, président de l'association Écologique de Boumerdes vient de nous quitter, un défenseur hors pair de l'environnement, un fervent battant de l'écologie et militant de la conservation de la nature en Algérie et en Méditerranée. Il a conduit plusieurs actions et projets de conservation, d’éducation à l’environnement et de développement durablel à l’échelle locale et nationale. Très actif, Il a organisé de nombreux séminaires, sorties, célébrations de journées (arbre, biodiversité, de la mer, lutte contre l'érosion et la stabilisation des dunes, de la désertification). Mr Bendaoud a représenté l'Algérie dans en tant que président d’ONG dans plusieurs réunions et conférences internationales et a dirigé le premier projet life sur l'aménagement du littoral de Boumerdes dans le cadre d'une étude régionale à l'échelle de la méditerranée qui a été présenté à Malaga. Il a beaucoup milité pour la création du Centre de Coopération pour la Méditerranée à Malaga et a contribué énormément à la consolidation du Programme de l’UICN en Algérie et en Afrique du Nord. Il etait marié et père de 5 enfants tous adultes maintenant.

Qu'il repose en paix.

Mr Ryad Bendaoud, president of the association Ecologique de Boumerdes has just left us, an outstanding advocate for the environment, a fervent beating of ecology and activist of nature conservation in Algeria and the Mediterranean.

Mr Ryad Bendaoud, member of IUCN CEC, president of the association Ecologique de Boumerdes has just left us, an outstanding advocate for the environment, a fervent beating of ecology and activist of nature conservation in Algeria and the Mediterranean. He has led several actions and projects of conservation, environmental education and sustainable development at the local and national levels. Very active, He organized many seminars, outings, celebrations of international days (tree, biodiversity, sea, combating erosion and support dunes stabilization, and desertification). Mr Bendaoud has represented Algeria in as president of NGOs in several international meetings and conferences and has directed the first life project on the development of the Boumerdes coastline as part of a regional study at the regional level and Mediterranean area which was presented in Malaga. He has been a strong advocate for the establishment of the IUCN Mediterranean Cooperation Center in Malaga and has contributed immensely to the consolidation of the IUCN Program in Algeria and North Africa. He was married and father of 5 children all adults by now.

May he rest in peace.

About the Author

Brahim, Regional Vice-Chair for the Mediterranean, is a graduate of the Veterinary School of Rabat (IAV Hassan II), wildlife option and holds a Master in biological science option Nature Conservation from ‘ the Royal College of London 'and a certificate on zoonotic diseases from Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp / Belgium. He worked for 30 years at Forestry Department / Ministry of Agriculture in Rabat on the ex situ conservation and management program for the reintroduction of national endangered wildlife species. He is a founding member of The ASMAPEC (Moroccan association for environment and climate protection), NGO member of IUCN. He is also Member of the Moroccan Association for ecotourism and nature conservation. Brahim is also a Bureau member of the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting and promotion of sustainable hunting in responsible ecotourism for rural development in remote areas.

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