Asia del Oeste

Zarqa River

Launching of the Zarqa River Restoration Project

The severely polluted Zarqa River in Jordan has long been considered a source of controversy and drawn complaints from area residents who say pollution levels have become so severe that the river emits a stench, attracting insects, particularly in the summer. The Jordanian Ministry of Environment in partnership with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) launched the Institutional Capacity Building Project for the Zarqa River Restoration. The three-year-project is funded by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation with about 965,000 Euros. …  

29 Apr 2009 | News story

Lebanon

Identification and Conservation of New “Important Bird Areas” in Lebanon

With generous funding from the MAVA trust, A Rocha Lebanon and the Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) in cooperation with the Birdlife International, have concluded the 3 year science and community conservation project that aimed at identifying and conserving new Important Bird Areas in Lebanon. …  

17 Apr 2009 | News story
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Waqf Workshop

IUCN Calls for Reviving the Waqf for Environment Initiative

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature called for developing an institutional model for the environmental Waqf (trust fund) using a modern methodology through a consultation session on the New Vision on Waqf for Environment and Sustainable Development, which was organized by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) under the patronage of Minister of Environment HE Eng. Khaled Al Irani and the Chief Islamic Justice Dr. Ahmed Helayel in cooperation with the Jordanian Ministry of Environment and the Jordanian Society for Desertification Control and Badia Development. …  

15 Apr 2009 | News story

Palm Tree

IUCN Organizes a National Consultation Session on Waqf for Environment and Sustainable Development

In light of the global financial crisis and climate change and their effects on all forms of development, IUCN emphasizes the urgent need to explore new approaching for generating local funding inspired from culture to develop new sustainable development programmes through the Waqf (trust fund) for Environment Initiative. …  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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Norther Bald Ibis

Ibis Project Kicks off in Palmyra

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has officially launched the Northern Bald Ibis Project in the Syrian Palmyra desert. This project aims to establish new standards and practices for protected areas design and management in Syria, where activities to conserve the Bald Ibis will be undertaken in the Palmyra Ibis Protected Area (IPA) which was established in 2004. …  

02 Apr 2009 | News story
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The Second Regional Committee for West Asia Meeting in Amman, Jordan

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia convenes its second meeting in Amman

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia (RCWA) held its Second Meeting in Amman, Jordan on March 30-31, 2009 in the presence of IUCN Director General Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN West Asia Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi and RCWA Chair Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN Meeting in Palestine

IUCN stakeholder meeting in Palestine

Within the IUCN Director General mission to the West Asia region she also visited Jenin in Palestine where she took a tour to a number of protected areas and sites there. She met with the Jenin Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullah Barakat and the government departments' directors as well as other stakeholders in Jenin. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN DG Meets with IUCN members

Director General meets with IUCN members in Jordan

In a warm atmosphere, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has met with IUCN members in Jordan in the presence of the former Jordanian Prime Minister HE Dr. Adnan Badran and Ministry of Environment Secretary General HE Mr. Faris Al Junaidi, IUCN Regional Councilor for West Asia Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz and IUCN Jordan National Committee Chair Mr. Fadi Sharaiha. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

JOHUD IUCN sign MOU to start up the eco-village

IUCN and JOHUD collaborate to start up the Eco-Village Project in Ajloun

Source: The Jordan Times
The northern town of Al Wahadneh will become a model eco-village that will apply principles of integrated ecosystem management and responsible use of natural resources to achieve sustainable development. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

Turkey 2009

REWARD programme presents 5 case studies in WWF

During the World Water Forum in Istanbul - Turkey, IUCN Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) has presented 5 case studies demonstrating the five REWARD pilot projects in Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Yemen. …  

30 Mar 2009 | News story

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