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Launching IUCN Palestine Strategy

Launching IUCN Palestine Strategy

IUCN ROWA has recently launched the Strategy for Nature Conservation and Sustainable Development in Palestine through the IUCN Marj Sanour Project Office based in Palestine. Since the establishment of the Palestine Project, in early 2008, the project team has been involved in various stakeholder meetings and workshops to engage them in the formulation of the IUCN Programme Strategy in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. …  

03 Jun 2009 | News story

Azraq Oasis

Azraq Project holds its Strategic Meeting in Aqaba

Azraq basin forms the largest resource of good-quality ground and surface water in northeastern Jordan. The ecologically sensitive basin suffers from over-pumping the freshwater to Amman cities and irrigating Azraq farms. The IUCN Azraq Oasis Restoration Project, one of the most effective yet challenging projects in that area, held its Strategic Meeting on April 15th to set up the project action plan for the year 2009. The meeting ensured the stakeholders’ involvement in the action plan to illustrate the participatory approach that the project is aiming to achieve. Project partners and representatives from ministries, Azraq District and Municipality, NGOs, , research institutions, farmers and local community representatives have participated in this meeting that was held in Aqaba, Jordan. …  

01 Jun 2009 | News story

Tourism in Oman

IUCN explores strategic partnership with Oman

Despite its arid climate, the Sultanate of Oman is an area of relatively high biodiversity, which urged IUCN Regional Office for West Asia to explore areas of collaboration and partnership with the governmental and non-governmental sectors in Oman. A team from IUCN ROWA has undertaken a mission to Oman responding to the Ministry of Tourism request to discuss a proposed eco-tourism development project in the Bandar Khiran area. …  

01 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Project in Minia Egypt

REWARD Strategic Workshop held in Sharm El Sheikh

Core partners and core team of IUCN ROWA Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) were involved in a strategic work meeting to define a strategy for the REWARD Programme. This meeting took place in Sharm El Sheikh during May 16-19, 2009. The meeting focused on incorporating new dimensions in the programme such as ecosystems, drylands, climate change, gender and livelihood security. The last day of the workshop focused on the organization of the Regional Water Knowledge Network of WESCANA Water Project (an integral part of the REWARD Programme). …  

20 May 2009 | News story

Equador

PA Programme participates in WCPA/CEC Steering Committee Meeting in Ecuador

IUCN ROWA Protected Areas Programme Officer, Khadloun Alomari has participated in the Joint Steering Committee Meeting of the World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) that took place in Quito, Ecuador on 11-15 May, 2009. …  

16 May 2009 | News story

Syria

Marine Protected Areas Management Planning Workshop series in Syria

Management planning is considered an essential step towards ensuring proper management of protected areas. Responding to the Syrian Ministry of Environment request, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) in partnership with the Ministry has conducted a series of workshops on Marine Protected Areas Management and Planning for relevant stakeholders in Syria.  …  

02 May 2009 | News story

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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