West Asia


  • View from UNESCO Building, Paris Photo: IUCN / Célia Zwahlen

    Nine countries elected to the World Heritage Committee


    Nine States Parties have been elected to the World Heritage Committee: Angola, Azerbaijan, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Indonesia, Kuwait, Tunisia, United Republic of Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. They take the place of Algeria, Colombia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia...

  • Increasingly severe droughts caused by climate change are stripping many of the world’s most vulnerable people of the land they need to grow their food. Photo: IUCN Photo Library © IUCN / Alicia Wirz

    Climate agreement must recognise nature’s solutions – IUCN


    Ahead of the UN climate conference, IUCN – International Union for Conservation of Nature – is calling for an agreement that recognises the role of nature in reducing carbon emissions and helping nations adapt to a changing climate.

  • Northern sportive lemur Photo: Edward E.Louis Jr

    World’s 25 most endangered primates revealed


    The latest edition of ‘Primates in Peril: The world’s 25 most endangered primates’ has been revealed today. Compiled by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission (SSC), Bristol Zoological Society, the International Primatological...

  • Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Photo: Andrew E Derocher

    New assessment highlights climate change as most serious threat to polar bear survival - IUCN Red List


    A global re-assessment of polar bears highlights loss of sea ice habitat due to climate warming as the single most important threat to the long-term survival of the species, according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released...

  • Icecap Photo: Coq En Pate

    SOS partner Coq En Pate's Koguma launches on Kickstarter


    Imagine a polar icecap coming to life before your eyes through the power of your mobile phone! That's Koguma - a piggybank for wildlife, in the shape of a polar bear.

  • The meaningful consultation and participation of indigenous peoples and local communities, such as these Baka women in Cameroon, is an important aspect of the pro-poor approach for REDD Photo: IUCN/ Agni Boedhihartono

    Report calls on aluminium industry to respect indigenous peoples' rights


    Geneva, Switzerland, 16 November 2015 – While global demand for the world’s most popular metal – aluminium – continues to rise, it is critical that the aluminium industry address its environmental and social impacts, particularly in indigenous peoples’...

  • Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya Photo: IUCN Goran Gujic

    IUCN and UNESCO welcome no-go pledge for World Heritage sites by Tullow Oil


    IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre have welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. The firm...

  • 8th RCF West Asia Photo: IUCN ROWA

    Innovative Natural Solutions, Motivating Change


    Starting yesterday, over 150 representatives of governments, NGOs and the business sector from West Asia came together in Amman, Jordan for the 8th IUCN West Asia Regional Conservation Forum.

  • The First National CBD report drafted for Palestine


    Held in Jordan, the final preparation for  the First National Report on the Convention of Biological Diversity CBD for Palestine was held in Amman over two days on 25-26 Octover 2015.

  • ENEA capitilization workshop - italy Photo: IUCN ROWA

    Emerging success stories from the Mediterranean


     In the framework of ENPI CBC MED Water-DROP Project “Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas” (water-DROP.enea.it), coordinated by ENEA and facilitated by IUCN ROWA, an International Capitalization Seminar...


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