Middle Eastern Extinctions: Building a Religious Motivation for Species Protection

Tariq Al Montaser, Jill Atkins, Ali Elfadli, Abdullah Eskandarany, Abeer Hassan, Omar Mowafi, Simon Norton, Mohamed Saeudy

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The extinction and biodiversity accounting literature focused initially on developed economies including the UK and Europe, spreading recently to research on Africa, especially South Africa, China and other countries in the Far East. This chapter addresses species extinctions in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Libya to provide insights into the situation in these countries, problems and issues arising, as well as potential solutions. It presents the causes of species extinctions in the Middle East and provides information on some of the initiatives underway to prevent extinctions. The chapter builds a religious rationale, indeed imperative, for species protection and biodiversity conservation. It discusses the status of threatened species in Saudi Arabia, providing an understanding of the importance of religion as a rationale for species protection.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationExtinction Governance, Finance and Accounting
Subtitle of host publicationImplementing a Species Protection Action Plan for the Financial Markets
EditorsJill Atkins, Martina Macpherson
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9781000570182
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-49298-4, 978-0-367-49297-7
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2022

Bibliographical note

Tariq Almontaser joined the School of Economics, Finance and Accounting at Coventry University in January 2022 as a lecturer in accounting after a year of working as an associate lecturer. Tariq has around 15 years of teaching and research experience in academic accounting programs at higher/further education institutions in the UK and internationally. He has previously held lectureship posts in accounting and finance at The College of Applied Administrative and Financial Sciences (CAAF) in Libya, the University of Reading, De Montfort University and University of Sheffield. Tariq has developed, reviewed, coordinated, lectured, tutored, contributed to, assessed and/or examined a wide range of courses in Accounting. Tariq was awarded his PhD from the University of Reading in December 2019. Also, he possesses an MSc in Accounting (Libyan Academy of Postgraduate Studies-Tripoli/Libya, July 2001), and a BSc in Accounting (Faculty of Accounting - Libya, July 1992).
Most recently, Tariq has been awarded his Fellowship in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in September 2020. Tariq is a Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and CorpTax Alliance (based in the Netherlands). He is continuing research interests in social and environmental accounting, corporate sustainability and SDG reporting and disclosure. He has published his research in ABS, ABDC and Scopus listed accounting and finance journals.

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© 2022 selection and editorial matter, Jill Atkins and Martina Macpherson individual chapters.


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