Opening Ceremony

Regional Seminar on Improved wastewater services for rural and semi-urban areas

 A regional seminar on ‘Decentralized Wastewater Treatment and Reuse’ was launched on the 3rd of November 2013 funded by the EU and the German Government in cooperation with Al Balqa Applied University (BAU), German International Cooperation (GIZ) and IUCN ROWA.  …  

05 Nov 2013 | Article
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Ziad Samaha during a school lecture

Promoting the conservation and diversity of nature

  " We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children" - S.E …  

04 Nov 2013 | Article
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Conservation network

Join the Conservation Network Today

 IUCN ROWA has successfully integrated its conservation efforts into a social media platform application to provide members and partners easy access to research, publications, skills and expertise locally and globally.  JOIN IT TODAY …  

29 Oct 2013 | Article
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Local community member describing local environmental situation

First ever Environment and Gender Index available in November

 For the first time in history, there is a tool to monitor progress toward gender equality in the context of global environmental governance. …  

01 Oct 2013 | Article

Online IUCN Red List Training Course

IUCN Red List Training Course Now Online

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ is widely recognized as the most comprehensive, objective global approach for evaluating the conservation status of plant and animal species. The IUCN Red List has grown in size and complexity and now plays an increasingly prominent role in guiding international, regional and national conservation. Prompted by the Red List’s increasing popularity and a growing need for Red List training around the world, IUCN in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course. …  

13 Sep 2013 | News story

African Elephant (Loxodonta africana)

The Duke of Cambridge and IUCN unite for wildlife

As part of his latest conservation initiative, The Duke of Cambridge brings together an unprecedented collaboration between the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, and seven of the world’s most influential conservation organizations, including IUCN. …  

12 Sep 2013 | International news release

An oldman in the Jiddat Al Harasis desert, Oman

Protected Areas Rangers in Oman: Positive Biodiversity Conservation

Natural resources are being utilized in a non sustainable way; Biodiversity in many parts of the world is being degraded and threatened due to many reasons such as poverty, weak awareness, and among other reasons, weak legislations and \or weak enforcement.  …  

01 Sep 2013 | Article
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Alison Sudol

High hopes for the high seas

Lend your support to IUCN’s Goodwill Ambassador, singer-songwriter Alison Sudol who is campaigning to raise funds for IUCN’s work on saving the high seas. …  

26 Aug 2013 | Article

Sugar cane farm

Feeding a growing population - new initiative joins conservation and agriculture

A year ago, when global leaders met in Rio de Janeiro to shape the future of sustainable development, ensuring food security and sustainable agriculture was central to their discussions. As the world faces ongoing food crises, extreme weather and population growth, IUCN and partners led by Bioversity International, have launched an initiative to develop solutions to food security. …  

15 Aug 2013 | News story

Arabian Oryx, Qatar

Saving species by translocation – new IUCN Guidelines

A new publication by IUCN has set a precedent for deliberately moving plants and animals for conservation purposes around the world. Based on 30 years of experience and pioneering reintroductions such as the Arabian Oryx (Oryx leucoryx) in Oman, the Golden Lion Tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) in Brazil and the Red Wolf (Canis rufus) in the USA, and many other plants and animals subsequently, this publication is an essential guide to the contentious but increasingly necessary action of translocating species. …  

12 Aug 2013 | News story