IUCN, WLCF 2015, Inger Andersen

IUCN Director General to attend the first World Leaders´ Conservation Forum

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will join international efforts to seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental challenges by addressing the World Leaders´ Conservation Forum (WLCF) which takes place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 to 9 July.

23 May 2015 | News story

Biodiversity is the cornerstone of our existence

International Day for Biological Diversity 2015: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development

Every year on May 22, people around the world celebrate the International Day for Biological Diversity, a day aimed at increasing understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. From habitat loss and overexploitation to illegal wildlife trade and climate change, a whole host of very real and damaging threats is facing the planet’s incredible biodiversity. Combatting these issues lies at the core of IUCN’s work and feeds into the organisation’s mission of ‘a just world that values and conserves nature’. …  

22 May 2015 | Article

Opening Ceremony under the patronage of the HE Minister of Environment from Egypt

RKNOW: Providing knowledge & guidance; and how well they can be applied

Many accumulative environmental experiences have been implemented all around the world; specific examples exist in the Arab region with best water management models. These experiences and knowledge are not well known by others in the world and even in the region; for that reason, RKNOW was born. …  

14 May 2015 | Article


IUCN Welcomes 15 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 15 new Members to IUCN  | French | Spanish | Spanish

13 May 2015 | Article

IUCN ROWA assisting in training about water integrity

Regional Capacity on Water Integrity Builds Up

 More than 20 participants from MENA region trained on improving transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector, 9-10 May 2015 in Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt. …  

11 May 2015 | Article

The Nature & Water Knowledge Sharing Forum

IUCN ROWA Organizes Two Regional Conferences

  The 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region, will take place from 9 to 10 of May 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This training course will be held in connection with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum” which will take place from 11 to 14 May 2015. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East - Book Cover

Members in the News: SPNL Have Released A New Book

 The Society for the Protection of Nature in ‪Lebanon‬ in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia have released a Book: Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East. It is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

The Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) Logo

Members in the News: SSCW is Ready for Their Upcoming Workshops in May

 Aiming at highlighting the role of NGOs in managing hunting and training in Syria and building the capacities of hunters, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) in close cooperation with national stakeholders and under a work led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform will held a training workshop for Hunters and Executive Cadre & Staff in the 10th May 2015 in Damascus. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management - Learning by Playing Games

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management

 The shortage of water (irrigation and domestic) has figured out as the main problem in the Al Balqa Governorate where a total of 5 public schools and 20 households have been chosen to benefit from practical solutions that improve access to water in the framework of the project ENPI Water Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas (Water-DROP), funded by the European Union. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Investment on Rangeland Training - Working Group

Investment on Rangeland for Sustainable Land Management

 Sustainable land management in rangelands has the potential to provide multiple benefits not only to communities that directly depend on rangelands but also to others: neighboring rural communities, urban centers, and global society. Emphasis on land use intensification is distorting investments away from the multiplicity of benefits towards a narrower focus on single benefit streams. …  

03 May 2015 | Article