Unprecedented environmental challenges require new tools. Well-structured museums and
botanical gardens in developing countries can play significant roles in
research, education, and conservation even when governmental
institutions are weak and underfunded. The paper offers a case study of
the nascent Palestine Institute of Sustainability and Palestine Museum
of Natural History with a botanical garden. The analysis concludes that,
despite some limitations and challenges, this is a successful model that
should be replicated in other impoverished communities.