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VI IUCN World Parks Congress
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New NAMA Steps Developed for Solar Power Pumping in the Jordan Valley

The Climasouth programme supports the transition of southern Mediterranean countries towards low carbon development and climate change resilience. Sustainable and democratic development will be the aim; by enhancing regional cooperation, information sharing and capacity development on climate change mitigation and adaptation between the European Union (EU) and its Mediterranean neighbors and among South Mediterranean partners

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Programme Manager - Discussions
CBD Workshop

Concerted efforts developed to save biological diversity in Jordan : updating the national CBD report

The world’s biological diversity is under threat, and Jordan is no exception, from many human activities and some natural causes. The increasing rates of species extinction, ecosystem degradation, and exploitation of living organisms and natural resources have signaled an alarm sign for the World to develop concerted efforts to save and sustainably use biological diversity.

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Combating Desertification: A Jordanian Commitment

Jordan is highly committed combating desertification and towards the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In August, IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD & CBD.

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Experts discussing different aspects
Annual big swim

The Annual Big Swim

Celebrating Nature and the 50th anniversary of the Red List, IUCN DG Julia Marton-Lefèvre and a group of fellow swimmers  crossed Lac Léman to help fundraising for the Red List.

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Our Members News

Lets Change

The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) an IUCN ROWA member has worked to raise the awareness of the general public regarding the importance of marine life with a goal to achieve a lasting positive change in their behavior towards the environment, and empower the target groups including youth and women on the environmental justice (right base approach) through the “Let’s Change” project.

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Workshop - Lets Change

Environmentally-sound & Socially-beneficial Forestation in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve


 Since 2012, and in the framework of the Mediterranean Mosaics project, Al-Shouf Cedar Society (ACS) developed a pilot Adaptation and Restoration Plan (ARP) that covers an ecological corridor connecting the Beqaa Valley and the Ammiq wetland in the east to the western slopes of the Shouf Mountains. So far, the pilot work has been implemented in seven sites along the corridor, with a mix of forestation and landscape restoration techniques, for a total of approximately 45 Hectares.

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Your can for a tree

 The global average of consuming soft drink cans has been estimated to be 121 cans per person per year, as of September 2013. The UAE however, consumes about 300 soft drink cans per person per year, making it the 5th largest consumer in the world. Under the banner of the Can Collection Campaign, Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) an IUCN ROWA member launched a very special programme during September 2012; the “Your Can for a Tree” Initiative.

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You can for a tree
Upcoming Events

World Water Week 2014

World Water Week 2014  IUCN ROWA taking part in World Water Week 2014. More information will be published in our next newsletter.
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New Publications

2013 IUCN annual report
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The Social, Ecological, Agricultural Resilience in the Face of Climate Change (SEARCH)

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