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Lebanon’s marine environment

Declaring Two Marine Protected Areas in Lebanon

 Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained world recognition as effective tools to protect the marine environment and are much in favor in the Mediterranean, where about a hundred of them have been declared during recent decades to grant special protection to sites perceived to contain the most valuable marine habitats and species. Embattled by the complexities of saving their sea as a whole, Mediterranean nations have resolved to carve out their remaining crown jewels from the sea and struggle to conserve them through MPA designations. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article

Snap-to-recycle

Members in the News: Snapshot-to-Recycle

 Snapshot-To-Recycle! project will take place in Jordan, and mainly be based on the media, the internet and  social media platforms. It aims to get people to take photos of problematic waste sites, to describe them, and to upload a photo, including the exact location. All those descriptions and pictures will become visible within seconds on an online map. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article

Barouk River - Lebanon

Members in the News: Hiking the historical Barouk River Valley Trail

 With the transformation of the season, as landscapes are touched by that autumnal glow, fall can be the best season to explore Lebanon’s rich outdoors. Hiking an ancient trail under red and yellow leafed trees by the flowing waters of the Barouk River is an experience not to be missed. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article

building capacities

Building Member Capacities: Using Participatory Planning Tools

 Aiming at exchanging knowledge and deepening understanding of underlying dynamics when facilitating participatory planning processes for natural resource management, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) in cooperation with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Ministry of Agriculture in Jordan (MOA) organized a training workshop for its valued members on Community Environmental Management Planniing in September, in Jordan. …  

07 Oct 2014 | Article

IUCN ROWA RD a.i at the ceremony

The Halabat Hima Site: Another Success Story

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature - Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) in cooperation with the Western Halabat Voluntary Society and funded by the European Union & the GEF Small Grants Programme celebrated the opening of the Halabat Palace Hima, under the patronage of H.H Sharifa Zein Alsharaf bint Nasser, on Wednesday 24th September, 2014 at the Western Halabat Voluntary Society – Zarqa. …  

07 Oct 2014 | Article

Jordan National Report for UNCCD

Preparing for the 2016 Jordan National Report for UNCCD: Increasing Capacities

 IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD; therefore, the National Desertification Committee second meeting was held on the 4th September, 2014 in Sharm Al Sheikh. …  

29 Sep 2014 | Article

GIS workshop - Aqaba

Open Source GIS for Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

 On the basis of IUCN’s belief in the importance of building capacities, IUCN ROWA helped increasing the capacities of its members and staff on Geographic Information System (GIS), funded by MAVA Foundation. …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article

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Reviewing the Nagoya Protocol to Prepare A Jordan National Action Plan

By promoting the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and by strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use, the Protocol will create incentives to conserve biological diversity, sustainably use its components, and further enhance the contribution of biological diversity to sustainable development and human well-being.  …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article

5th National Report on Biodiversity

Fifth National Report on Biodiversity in Jordan

 IUCN has prepared the 5th Country report to the CBD. …  

24 Sep 2014 | Article

Report coming soon

A habitat for 14 species of Orchid found on Holcim Land, Lebanon

A biodiversity assessment carried out over a one year span has provided full records of the variety of basically floral species that are found on Holcim Land, Lebanon. A specific concentration was given to the Orchid species which are equivalent to 16% of the Orchid diversity in Lebanon.
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24 Sep 2014 | Article

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