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Promoting Novel Approaches to Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Jordan

A new documentary has been launched explaining and showcasing how new novel approaches such as Al Hima can be used to help reverse degradation and restore biodiversity. …  

22 Jun 2015 | Article


Developing countries progressively adopting and adapting to agricultural biotechnology

In a joint effort, a conference was organized to build and strengthen linkages among R&D/S&T institutions working in the field of agriculture, biotechnology and food security for effective South-South cooperation; and to provide a forum to scientists, researchers, technologists and faculty members to update one another and share the recent developments in the field of agriculture and biotechnology, as well as for knowledge-sharing on the understanding, current status and needs of food and feed security. …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Building drought resilience in Uganda and Kenya

From drought-stricken to stewards rising

Over 12 million hectares of productive land are lost each year due to desertification and drought, resulting in a further loss of 20 million tons of grain that could have been grown. Every year the international community marks 17 June as World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought to raise awareness of this global threat.  …  

17 Jun 2015 | News story

Discussing how different tools can increase climate change resilience on the ground

MEDCOP 21, Driving a new type of change?

Discussing impacts of climate change on ‪‎Mediterranean‬ countries, as a pre-step before Paris ‪‎COP21‬.
IUCN ROWA was able to showcase how participatory tools can help acheive ‪‎Hima‬ and increased ‪‎climate change‬ resilience in local communities around the region in France during the MEDCOP 21. …  

15 Jun 2015 | Article

Fida Haddad - presenting

A roadmap to strengthening the use of sustainability indicators for forests and rangelands

In response to many regional challenges; FAO (Regional Office for the Near East) and its Forestry Department in Rome, in collaboration with IUCN ROWA and ICARDA met to propose and elaborate a set of sustainability indicators for forests, rangelands and forest-like ecosystems for the NENA Region. …  

14 Jun 2015 | Article

Wadi Eh Hitan - Excavation site - 2015

First intact fossil of prehistoric whale discovered in Wadi Al-Hitan

The world’s only intact fossil of an early whale – the Basilosaurus dating about 40 million years ago – has been uncovered during a new excavation at Wadi Al-Hitan, a natural World Heritage site in Egypt. The discovery reveals for the first time the creature’s complete skeleton and includes fossilised remains of other sea creatures inside its stomach.   …  

10 Jun 2015 | Article

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