Training on CITES and CBD - Group Photo

Members in the News: The Royal Botanic Garden Built Capacities on CITES and CBD

 Under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the Royal Botanic Garden (RBG) in cooperation with KEW Gardens organized a training workshop on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on 4th – 6th November 2014. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Highlighting the Project's Objectives in Kerak

The Community Environmental Management Plan for 13 sites in Jordan

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) proposed a systemic approach used planning Cycle for Integrated Ecosystem Management and built on visioning, validating the knowledge and comes up with consensus among different conflicting interests in 13 sites in three governorates in Jordan; Kerak, Maan and Tafelah. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Networking Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing - Group Photo

Let’s Cultivate the Regional Network on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing!

 Last November, from the 25th to the 27th in Amman, a Regional Network Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing took place. The three-day workshop was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Eye on Earth Secretariat, UNEP, and CEDARE, long time partners who share the same vision and aim to drive further stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing and exchange, and to align a number of initiatives in the region with each other and create synergies. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Autumn School - Group photo

Regional Autumn School: Natural Resource Rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Securing human rights, livelihoods, and a decent standard of living through sustainable use of nature and resources can only be achieved if we work on reconnecting ecological sustainability, social justice, and democracy. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the UNCCD 10-year Strategy

Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) 10-year Strategy

 Mainstreaming DLDD issues into national policies and frameworks is facing a number of interrelated institutional, financial, legal, knowledge and policy barriers which requires an integrated approach to strengthen the mainstreaming process. The integrated approach is the base of the aligned National Desertification Combat Action Programs (NAP) in mainstreaming land-related issues into national cross-sectoral policies. It focuses on achievements of the desired outcomes rather than on designed programs or projects. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article


Sharing Experience: Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas Management in West Asia

 Threats and losses of unique ecosystems of mangrove forests in Iran, restoration plans of threatened species in Saudi Arabia, economic ecosystems services of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, and local community involvement in protected area management in Jordan were highlighted in an event organised by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and its members at the World Parks Congress held in Sydney. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

The Restoration Team of Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Members in the News: The Restoration Team of Shouf Biosphere Reserve Restored More than 13000 Seedlings in the Reserve

 Nowadays, the effects of combined ecological, socio-economic, and cultural modifications have dramatically increased the vulnerability of Mediterranean socio-ecosystems. These factors, combined with water deficit, extreme weather events, and large-scale disturbances due to climate change are causing irreversible shifts towards undesirable conditions – the point of “no-return” and to fight this drastic reality by Restoration. …  

02 Dec 2014 | Article

Cozumel Emerald Hummingbird

IUCN welcomes 17 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 17 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2014 | News story

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The Arab Region Environmental Information Network

As an observer member in the League of Arab State, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) attended the Joint Meeting of the Indicators and the Regional Networking Working Groups, which was held on the 12th Octobebr, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt aiming at discussing the status of the Environment in the Arab Region. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

a dolphin died because of garbage ingestion

Members in the News: Cetaceans in Syria: the Current Status and the Governing Legislations

 Despite the war and turmoil in Syria, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) is still working and has potential activities to assess the impact of the war on the Syrian Biodiversity. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article