Press release | 28 Nov, 2023
Cooperation among Central Asia countries to protect biodiversity and promote sustainable management of natural resources is gaining momentum. The Regional Dialogue on Transboundary Conservation in Central Asia held 28-30 November 2023 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, makes a significant stride in…
This regional dialogue aims to enable relevant actors from Central Asia, and those active in the region, to gain a common understanding of Nature-based Tourism and Transboundary Conservation as concepts, their value for the region, and learn about the experiences, challenges, and opportunities…
News | 21 Sep, 2023
Cold Winter Deserts of Turan and Tugay Forests of the Tigrovaya Balka Nature Reserve are newly added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, following IUCN’s advice and the dedicated work of national authorities and international experts who supported the nominations.
News | 15 Jun, 2023
For two days, decision-makers, policy leaders, experts, and practitioners from Central Asia discussed scaling up Nature-based Solutions for resilient landscapes and communities in the region.
This strategic regional dialogue is organised jointly by IUCN ECARO and the Ministry of Ecology, Environmental Protection and Climate Change of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and it aims to enable relevant actors in Central Asia to gain a common understanding of the Nature-based Solutions concept,…
News | 25 Apr, 2023
Ziad Samaha tragically passed away on 22 April 2023 following a diving accident, at the age of 42. Ziad was the IUCN Marine and Coastal Zone Management Programme Manager for the Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) for nearly ten years, until June 2022.
Story | 24 Apr, 2023
Today we honour a dear IUCN colleague and friend - Ziad Samaha - who was a true champion for conservation in the Mediterranean.
News | 29 Mar, 2023
Five Central Asian countries have jointly confirmed their interest to mitigate the risk of zoonosis emergence in the region by enhancing overall landscape resilience through the One Health approach. The commitments were shared today, closing out a three day regional workshop in Tashkent, co-…