West Asia


  • JOHUD Deputy Executive Director Eman Nimri and IUCN ROWA Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi sign a memorandum of understanding in the presence of HRH Princess Basma and IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre Photo: Petra News Agency

    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.

  • World Water Froum Photo: WWF

    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.

  • IUCN West Asia Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi and BirldLife Middle East Regional Director Mr Ibrahim Khader after signing the MOC Photo: Rania Faouri

    IUCN ROWA and Birdlife Middle East join forces to save the Bald Ibis


    IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with BirdLife International - Middle East to enhance the conservation status of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis colony breeding in the Syrian Palmyra desert. Within...

  • Maher Mahjoub Photo: Maher Mahjoub

    Maher Mahjoub, new Vice Chair of the IUCN WCPA


    Maher Mahjoub from Tunisia has just been named Vice Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas for the region encompassing North Africa, the Middle East and Western Asia.

  • Compost project Sharkia, Egypt Photo: Climate Neutral Group

    Estimated carbon emissions from the IUCN World Conservation Congress fully offset


    The IUCN World Conservation Congress is a truly unique event in its capacity to unite so many members of the global environmental community. To the delegates, this unmatched opportunity for learning, exchanging ideas, and meeting new people is priceless.

  • Buy Sell and Trade logo Photo: WBCSD/IUCN

    Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.


    IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion...

  • Illegal irrigation in the Zarqa River, Jordan Photo: B.Pervan, IUCN

    All we need is water


    Extreme water scarcity is not the only problem Jordan is currently facing. Combined with poor water management though, it might be the worst. When both water quantity and quality are inadequate, health and environmental hazards can reach alarming...

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    Eco-Cities, Sustainable Cities for the Future


    This year - for the first time in history - more than half of the world's population; 3.3 billion will live in urban areas according to the UN. This was announced in a documentary entitled "Eco-Cities, Sustainable cities for the Future" which was launched by...

  • Jordan Photo: Taco Anema / IUCN

    Over 5 billion of the world’s population is expected to live in urban areas by 2030


    By the end of this year a first-time record of 3.3 billion people, more than half of the world’s population, are expected to live in urban areas according to the UN.   

  • Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus) Threat category: ENDANGERED Photo: Antonio Ribas / Iberian Lynx Ex-situ Conservation Programme

    IUCN Red List reveals world’s mammals in crisis


    Barcelona, Spain, 6 October, 2008 (IUCN) – The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s mammals has confirmed an extinction crisis, with almost one in four at risk of disappearing forever, according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, revealed at...


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