The Book: Fauna Palaestina - Part Three. Zoological Studies in Palestine between 2005 - 2012
Das Buch: Fauna Palaestina - Teil Drei. Zoologische Studien in Palästina zwischen 2005 - 2012
By: Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-von Jaffa
Published: First Edition, July 2013, Shaaban 1434 H
Erschienen: Erste Auflage, Juli 2013, Shaaban 1434 H
Publisher: Dar Al Jundi Publishing House, Jerusalem (Al Quds), State of Palestine
Copyright © 2013 by Al Jundi Publishing House, Jerusalem (Al Quds), State of Palestine
Dr. Norman Ali Bassam Khalaf-von Jaffa, July 2013, Shaaban 1434 H, ISBN 978-9950-383-35-7, Hardcover. 1. Auflage / First Edition: 364 Seiten / Pages (English / German Part 350 Pages and the Arabic Part 14 Pages). zahlr. schwarz-weiß Abbildungen (Numerous black and white photography). Format: 24.5 x 17,5 cm, Gewicht (Weight): 675 gram. Preis: 40,00 Euro.
Website of the Book: Fauna Palaestina – Part Three. Zoological Studies in Palestine between 2005 – 2012 (ISBN 978-9950-383-35-7):
E-mail of the Author: Jaffacity@yahoo.de
Tel. of the author (Palestine): 00970-52-4170202
Tel. of the author (Emirates): 00971-50-4888604
English / German Cover: A Wolf at Qalqilia Zoo, Qalqilia, State of Palestine in 2011. Photograph by Mr. Imad Atrash, the Executive Director of the Palestine Wildlife Society, Beit Sahour, State of Palestine.
Cover Design / Umschlaggestaltung: Mrs. Ola Mostafa Khalaf. Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Printed and bound in Al Quds (Jerusalem), State of Palestine
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH, MOST GRACIOUS, MOST MERCIFUL
Packed into Palestine's small area are snow-covered mountains, parched deserts, fertile fields, lush woodlands and long stretches of sand dunes. No less than four different geographical zones are included in Palestine, and the country's climate ranges from semi-arid to temperate to subtropical.
All of this makes Palestine home to a stunning variety of plants and animals. Some 47,000 living species have been identified in Palestine, with another 4,000 assumed to exist. There are 116 species of mammals native to Palestine, 511 kinds of birds, 97 types of reptiles and nine types of amphibians. Some 2,780 types of plants grow countrywide, from Alpine flowers on northern mountain slopes to bright red coral peonies and desert papyrus reeds in the south.
Al Quds (Jerusalem), the Capital of the State of Palestine and the Capital of Arab Culture.
05th July 2013 (My 51th Birthday).
Dr. Sc. Norman Ali Bassam Ali Taher Khalaf-Sakerfalke von Jaffa is a Palestinian-German Zoologist, Ecologist and Geologist. Born in Saarbrücken, Saarland, Germany in 1962. His family originally comes from Al Eizariya (Bethany), east of Al Quds (Jerusalem), Palestine. The family then moved to the city of Jaffa, Palestine before 1948. Finished School in Kuwait. Studied Zoology, Geology and Ecology for the Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees at the Universities of Kuwait, Durham (England) and Ashwood (USA). Specialised in Animal Behaviour and Ecology. Done a lot of work and research in the Universities of Kuwait, Durham and Saarbrücken; and in the Zoos, Wild Parks and Field Studies in Palestine, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, England, Scotland, Jersey Island, France, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
He is the author and publisher of "Gazelle : The Palestinian Biological Bulletin" (ISSN 0178-6288), the first Palestinian scientific journal worldwide (since 1983); and the author of nine books: Gazelle: The Palestinian Biological Bulletin (2004), Aquatica Arabica (2005), Mammalia Arabica (2006), Felidae Arabica (2007), Carnivora Arabica (2008), Fauna Palaestina – Part One (2009), Fauna Emiratus – Part One (2010), Fauna Palaestina – Part Two (2012), Fauna Palaestina – Part Three (2013), and the co-author of the book "Palestine: A Guide" (2005/2006).
He discovered and scientifically named six new animal subspecies. Two Palestinian mammal subspecies from the Gaza Strip: The Gaza or Palestine House Mouse (Mus musculus gazaensis Khalaf, 2007) and the Palestine Golden Jackal (Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008); and two Emirati freshwater fish subspecies: The Emirati or Wadi Al Wurayah Blind Cave Fish (Garra barreimiae wurayahi Khalaf, 2009) and the Emirati or Bassam Khalaf's Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus bassamkhalafi Khalaf, 2009) from the Emirate of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates; and the Arabian or Emirati Four-Tusked Elephant Fossil († Stegotetrabelodon syrticus emiratus Khalaf, 2010) from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and the Palestine or Wadi Qana Doctor Fish (Garra rufa wadiqana Khalaf, 2013) from Wadi Qana Nature Reserve, Salfit Governorate, State of Palestine.
He is working now as a free Scientific Researcher, Publisher and Tourist Guide in the United Arab Emirates. He is married to Ola Khalaf and has one daughter, Nora (14 Years).
English / German Articles:
2. About the Author: A Palestinian-German Zoologist
3. Mammalia Palaestina: The Mammals of Palestine / Die Säugetiere Palästinas
4. Israel uses the Eland Antelope (Taurotragus oryx) as a new front line force to protect the Israeli-Lebanese border
5. The Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus, Hermann 1779) in Palestinian, Mediterranean and Atlantic Waters
6. Carnivora Palaestina: The Carnivores of Palestine / Die Raubtiere Palästinas
7. Canis aureus palaestina Khalaf, 2008: A New Golden Jackal Subspecies from the Gaza Strip, Palestine
8. Rodentia Palaestina: The Rodents of Palestine
9. Mus musculus gazaensis Khalaf, 2007: A New House Mouse Subspecies from the Gaza Strip, Palestine
10. Cetacea Palaestina: The Whales and Dolphins in Palestinian Waters. Cetacean Species Guide for Palestine
11. Gray Whale (Eschrichtius robustus Lilljeborg, 1861) sighted off the Mediterranean Coast of Palestine
12. The Story of Prophet Yunus (Jonah) and the Whale
13. The Andromeda Sea Monster of Jaffa
14. The Story of Prophet Musa (Moses) and the Fish
15. An Ocean Sunfish or Common Mola (Mola mola, Linnaeus 1758) caught off the coast of Gaza: The First Record from Palestine, East Mediterranean Sea
16. Samak Al-Luchs (Al-Hamoor) or the Orange-Spotted Grouper (Epinephelus coioides) in Palestine (Mediterranean Sea) and the United Arab Emirates (Arabian Gulf)
17. Amphibia Palaestina: The Amphibians of Palestine
18. The Palestinian Frogs and Toads
19. The Extinction of the Palestinian or Hula Painted Frog (Discoglossus nigriventer, Mendelssohn and Steinitz 1943): The Result of Israeli Drainage of the Lake Hula
20. Das Aussterben der Palästinensischer Scheibenzüngler oder Hulesee- Scheibenzüngler (Discoglossus nigriventer, Mendelssohn and Steinitz 1943): Das Resultat der Israelischen Trockenlegung des Hulesees
21. The Re-Discovery of the Palestinian or Hula Painted Frog (Discoglossus nigriventer, Mendelssohn and Steinitz 1943) in Palestine