Finalised Water Harvesting well - June 2015

Let's make every DROP count

As part of a global partnership, IUCN ROWA has implemented project activities in Balqa, Jordan to help locals benefit from every drop of water. In under a year, over 30 rain water harvesting wells were built in different areas in Balqa.  …  

10 Jun 2015 | Article

13A-069-022 Tagging oceanic manta rays 2, Socorro Islands, Mexico _ Josh Stewart, SOS Save Our Species, Manta Trust

To have healthy oceans we need healthy marine wildlife

According to the United Nations, World Oceans Day is about a healthy planet being based on healthy oceans – so true and in so many ways! The ecological pressures on Earth’s oceans are as diverse and daunting as the storms that can roll across its blue horizons. But there is hope rolling in the deep! Days like today can catalyse, unite and promote efforts to save these, our blue lungs, from ourselves. …  

08 Jun 2015 | News story

Wadi El Hitan - Excavation

Wadi El Hitan “Valley Of The Whales” Continues Revealing Its Secrets

 The first Egyptian national task force field team for fossil excavation within the Nature Conservation Sector inside the Ministry of Environment, has declared the discovery of a new unique excavation, within Wadi El Hitan World Heritage Site. This was announced by the Egyptian Minister of the Environment on Tuesday, 2nd of June 2015. …  

07 Jun 2015 | Article

The Bahrain Women Association

Members in the news: Its Our Turn to Lead

In April this year and in conjunction with Earth Day, ECP, following its annual tradition; the Bahrain Women Association celebrated the event with children, in the presence of a representative from HSBC Bank, the main sponsor of the Environment Unit Program.  

07 Jun 2015 | Article

Infographic 'Going with the Flow'. The natural capital of water, follow @IUCN_Water on Twitter

On Valuing Nature’s Water Infrastructure

Blog by Mark Smith, Director IUCN Water Programme. Posted originally on the Economist Insight for World Environment Day 2015. …  

05 Jun 2015 | News story

Okavango Delta, a Ramsar Wetland and World Heritage Site

Safeguarding the world’s wetlands – let’s be bold, brave and ambitious

“We have to make the Ramsar Convention a catalyst for change – and change on a scale massive enough to stop and reverse a terrible history of wetland loss and destruction.” …   | Spanish

03 Jun 2015 | News story

Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest

Members in the news: The Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest

 To mark the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the Middle East Airlines, and to maintain MEA’s contribution to green spaces, the launching of the “Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest” in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve was celebrated in May 20, 2015. The MEA Cedar forest will be part of the ecological corridor that connects both eastern and western sides of the reserve. …  

01 Jun 2015 | Article

Regional Environment Information Network (REIN) Conference - H.E Dr. Taher Al Shaksheir, Minster of Environment, Speech

Working on the Arab Region Component of the GE0-6 Global Assessment

 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working on the process to develop the sixth Global Environment Outlook Report (GE0-6) to be released in 2018. GEO-6 is an integrated environmental assessment that informs environmental decision-making and aims to keep governments and stakeholders informed of the state of the global environment. …  

31 May 2015 | Article

MEET meeting Lebanon

Members in the news: A Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism

 The Mid-Term Conference of the MEET “Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism” project, funded by the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument – MED Programme (ENPI-CBC MED) organized by The Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Mir Amin Palace Hotel, Beiteddine, Mount Lebanon. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Implementing the new hunting law in Syria

Members in the news: Implementing the new hunting law in Syria

Under the patronage of H.E Eng. Ahmed Qaderi, Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR) and in cooperation with the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) and in collaboration with Regional Migratory Soaring Birds Project, a workshop was held under title “Training Hunters and executive cadre & staff to implement the updated hunting law” at MAAR meeting hall, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, on May,10th,2015. …  

28 May 2015 | Article