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What the Private Investors Can Do for the Sustainability of the Rich Rangelands of Jordan?

It is considered critically important for Jordan as a country to invest in one of its major resources, the natural rangelands, to preserve one of the country’s principal assets on one hand and to contribute to the country’s economic development on the other hand. Investments in these areas until now are however limited and when made, have often contributed to land degradation and exhausting the natural resource basis (the rangeland’s natural capital).  …  

24 May 2015 | Article

Opening Ceremony under the patronage of the HE Minister of Environment from Egypt

RKNOW: Providing knowledge & guidance; and how well they can be applied

Many accumulative environmental experiences have been implemented all around the world; specific examples exist in the Arab region with best water management models. These experiences and knowledge are not well known by others in the world and even in the region; for that reason, RKNOW was born. …  

14 May 2015 | Article

IUCN ROWA assisting in training about water integrity

Regional Capacity on Water Integrity Builds Up

 More than 20 participants from MENA region trained on improving transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector, 9-10 May 2015 in Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt. …  

11 May 2015 | Article

The Nature & Water Knowledge Sharing Forum

IUCN ROWA Organizes Two Regional Conferences

  The 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region, will take place from 9 to 10 of May 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This training course will be held in connection with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum” which will take place from 11 to 14 May 2015. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East - Book Cover

Members in the News: SPNL Have Released A New Book

 The Society for the Protection of Nature in ‪Lebanon‬ in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia have released a Book: Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East. It is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

The Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) Logo

Members in the News: SSCW is Ready for Their Upcoming Workshops in May

 Aiming at highlighting the role of NGOs in managing hunting and training in Syria and building the capacities of hunters, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) in close cooperation with national stakeholders and under a work led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform will held a training workshop for Hunters and Executive Cadre & Staff in the 10th May 2015 in Damascus. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management - Learning by Playing Games

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management

 The shortage of water (irrigation and domestic) has figured out as the main problem in the Al Balqa Governorate where a total of 5 public schools and 20 households have been chosen to benefit from practical solutions that improve access to water in the framework of the project ENPI Water Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas (Water-DROP), funded by the European Union. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Investment on Rangeland Training - Working Group

Investment on Rangeland for Sustainable Land Management

 Sustainable land management in rangelands has the potential to provide multiple benefits not only to communities that directly depend on rangelands but also to others: neighboring rural communities, urban centers, and global society. Emphasis on land use intensification is distorting investments away from the multiplicity of benefits towards a narrower focus on single benefit streams. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Water Footprint Assessments Training - Group Photo

Water Footprint Assessments for GCC and Arab Countries

 According to the water footprint network, the “Water footprint is a measure of humanity’s appropriation of fresh water in volumes of water consumed and/or polluted.” The water footprint measures the amount of water used to produce each of the goods and services we use. It can be measured for a single process, such as growing rice, for a product, such as a pair of jeans, for the fuel we put in our car, or for an entire multi-national company. The water footprint can also tell us how much water is being consumed by a particular country – or globally – in a specific river basin or from an aquifer. …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

Basrah Marine Science Conference - Group Photo

Basrah Marine Science Conference: Appropriate Solutions and Strategic Implementation

 The international trend of marine science nowadays is directed towards the marine environment, focusing on the environmental changes witnessed globally and within the Arabian Gulf in particular. …  

29 Apr 2015 | Article

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