RKNOW launch

Shedding Light: The R-KNOW Network

Since the Arabic region lies in the most arid area on earth and 70% of its land is dry, IUCN ROWA jointly with partners and funded by the EU have launched the R-KNOW network.  …  

23 Apr 2014 | Article

MAVA workshop

Planning for Climate Change & Water Management in the MENA region

 Adapting and mitigating to climate change impacts are now recognized as major challenges for the world’s community. In our region; and despite the physical changes easily noticed by anyone, knowledge and better understanding on the climate systems are needed. …  

23 Apr 2014 | Article

Qatar workshop

Building Capacities in Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Qatar University hosted an International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem on the 24th of March 2014. This workshop is organized by IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), West Asia Region and the college of Arts and Sciences in Qatar University.  …  

09 Apr 2014 | Article

See the Difference You Can Make, Take Part in Earth Hour Celebration

The total energy used by all of human civilization increases year after year. It involves all energy harnessed from every energy source we use, applied towards humanity's efforts across every industrial and technological sector, across every country.  …  

07 Apr 2014 | Article

Earth Hour 2014

Our members in the news - Earth Hour 2014

 At 8.30 pm on Saturday 29 March 2014, individuals, communities, businesses and governments worldwide will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth Hour – transcending all barriers of race, religion, culture, society, gender, geography and generation in a global celebration of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. …  

06 Apr 2014 | Article

restoration site

Our members in the news - Forestation and Restoration

 Over the past three years, Al-Shouf Cedar Society has been engaged in forestation/restoration work in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, mainly through the Mediterranean Mosaics (MM) project, which seeks to address the threat that socio-economic and climate changes pose to extensive semi-natural, biodiversity-rich landscapes and protected areas around the Mediterranean Basin. …  

02 Apr 2014 | Article

World Water Day

Everyone Has the Right to Have Freshwater: We should celebrate World Water Day everyday

The International World Water Day is usually held annually on the 22th March, since 1993, to give attention to the importance of freshwater and advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.  …  

31 Mar 2014 | Article


Economic Valuation of the Hima System: Bani Hashem Villages – Jordan

Scaling up the Hima System in Jordan is the aim. Experts from different fields gather to create criteria for potential Hima system upscaling in Amman.  …  

31 Mar 2014 | Article

Women agriculture interventions

IUCN ROWA | BLOG - Happy International Womens Day

International Women's Day, is a day where you celebrate the inspirational change of certain women. Today, I am writing this blog to share a story..  

08 Mar 2014 | Article

World Wildlife Day Logo

Stop Wildlife Trade, Celebrate World Wildlife Day 2014

“For millennia, people and cultures have relied on nature’s rich diversity of wild plants and animals for food, clothing, medicine and spiritual sustenance. Wildlife remains integral to our future through its essential role in science, technology and recreation, as well as its place in our continued heritage. That is why the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the 3rd of March — the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) — as World Wildlife Day” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.  …  

06 Mar 2014 | Article