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International Women’s Day: Make It Happen

 Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day (IWD), the global community comes together to champion the rights of women, marking an opportunity to not just commemorate women, women’s achievements, and progress toward equality, but to also take stock—to carefully study the gains made and to dig deeper into the challenges. Women continue to play an integral role in addressing the complex challenges our world faces on a daily basis—but data shows our contributions as women are still undervalued. …  

06 Apr 2015 | Article

RSCN - Earth Hour 2015 Celebration

Members in the News: RSCN Marked Earth Hour 2015

 Under the slogan “USE YOUR POWER to Change Climate Change”, The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) marked Earth Hour on Saturday, 28th March 2015, for the eighth consecutive year to raise awareness on the impact of climate change and excessive energy consumption. …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

University of Jordan - plant a tree as a prerequisite for graduation

Members in the News: University of Jordan Stipulated A New Graduation Condition for its students

Believing in the importance of trees and the role of the profession of agriculture, the Council of Deans of the University of Jordan (UJ) stipulated a new graduation condition for UJ students.  …  

05 Apr 2015 | Article

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