Ecotourism Management and Interpretation Training - Group Photo

Ecotourism Management and Interpretation Training for Mediterranean Protected Areas

 Ecotourism is a major trend with a growing demand for consumers for packages which offer responsible travel to natural areas, conservation of the environment, and improvement of the well-being of local people. The Mediterranean area is one of the most interesting regions in the world in terms of ecotourism potential. The high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems together with the unique socio-economic and cultural mosaic provide suitable conditions for the development of ecotourism. …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

APN Celebrated Mother’s Day

Members in the News: APN Celebrated Mother’s Day

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Mayor of Amman, the Arab Group for Protection of Nature (APN) planted trees in Marj Al Hammam for mother’s day festivities on the 21st of March 2015.  …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

Participatory Planning Approaches - Field Visit

Participatory Planning Approaches for Healthy Rangeland - Traditional Systems

 Sustainable Dryland Landscapes in Africa and Middle East project, funded by DANIDA, plans to raise awareness to identify investment priorities at local and national levels and to build partnerships for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) scale up at the international level. …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

JERDS is the only partner from the Middle East area with the Adaptation Fund Network

Members in the News: JREDS Became A Partner with the Adaptation Fund Network

 The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was selected as the first and only partner from the Middle East area with the Adaptation Fund Network. …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

The 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference

Bedouin Livelihoods and Rangeland Management in the Middle East: IUCN ROWAs contribution to the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference

 The 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference on “Combating Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought for Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development – the Contribution of Science, Technology, Traditional Knowledge and Practices” was held from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Mexico, during the 4th special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

Minister of Environment H.E. Dr. Taher Shakhshir launch Jordan NAP and NBSAP

Know More About Jordan’s NBSAP and NAP

 During the General Director’s mission to the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia, Ms. Inger Andersen in cooperation with the Minister of Environment H.E. Dr. Taher Shakhshir launched the Jordan National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and Jordan National Action Plan (NAP) for Combating Desertification on the 3rd March during a reception attended by IUCN members, stakeholders and experts in the environment. …  

04 Apr 2015 | Article

Environmental Economics Training Workshop in cooperation with CEDARE - Egypt

Economic valuations, their importance and significance to environmental conservation

Targeted at protected area managers in Egypt, this initiative is a piece in an overall project that will help in strengthening legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks that support sustainable protected area financing, tools and practices for revenue generation and mobilization; and business planning and other tools for cost-effective management. …  

02 Apr 2015 | Article

IUCN General Director with HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

IUCN Director General Visits Jordan

 Ms. Inger Anderson visited Jordan after taking her duties as the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) aiming at visiting the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) that is based in Amman. The government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan had offered to host IUCN ROWA to be established in Jordan in 2004 because of its belief in the importance of conserving nature and its commitment to the implementation of international environmental conventions. …  

17 Mar 2015 | Article

Rangeland Ecosystem Services

Mapping Rangelands in Jordan

The science of assessing rangelands is changing as concepts and protocols continue to evolve. The concept of rangeland health was advanced as an alternative to range condition (National Research Council 1994). The ecological status concept is currently used by most range professionals as the basis for inventory and assessment (USDS). …  

07 Mar 2015 | Article


International Conference: Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities

 The ECOPLANTMED project, “ECOlogical use of native PLANTs for environmental restoration and sustainable development in the MEDiterranean region”, invites you to the International Conference with the theme “Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities”, hosted by the project partner Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 and 16 October 2015. The conference focuses on ecological restoration of Mediterranean type habitats and intends to highlight the importance of using native plants for restoration. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article