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Imèn Meliane, WCPA Regional Vice Chair for the Middle East, North Africa and West Asia

A vision for protected areas in North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia

Imèn Meliane is the new WCPA Regional Vice Chair for North Africa, The Middle East and West Asia (NAMEWA).  Imèn describes her vision for protected areas in the region, a region facing numerous challenges from conflict to desertification, but also gifted with unique opportunities.  

22 Feb 2016 | Article

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2nd IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum concludes with renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region

More than 70 people joined the 2nd IUCN North Africa Regional Conservation Forum held on 4-6th October in Cairo, Egypt, under the theme 'Conserving Nature in North Africa: A common challenge for a prosperous future'. The Forum concluded with a renewed commitment to strengthen membership in the region and to improve IUCN Member involvement in the implementation of the IUCN Programme 2017-2020. …  

06 Oct 2015 | Article

North Africa Regional Conservation Forum

IUCN North Africa Conservation Forum to debate environmental challenges and human welfare

More than 70 participants representing IUCN State Members, government agencies, NGO representatives, IUCN Commissions, and partner organisations, will gather in Cairo (Egypt) from 4 to 6 October 2015 for the IUCN’s North Africa Regional Conservation Forum. Together with the IUCN Secretariat, the Forum will focus on working together to deal with North Africa’s most pressing environmental issues, share experiences and best practices, identify actions and unite the forces needed for change to happen. …   | French

01 Oct 2015 | News story

Meeting with H.E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment and his staff

Strengthening partnerships in Egypt

Last March, a delegation from the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation attended high level meetings with Egyptian authorities aiming to boost the collaboration between IUCN and its Members in Egypt, discuss areas of interest and identify new IUCN-Med partners from governmental, NGOs and international organization based in Egypt. This IUCN-Med's mission was organized in partnership with the Arab Office for Youth and Environment in Egypt. …   | French | Spanish

02 Apr 2013 | News story

Antonio Troya, Director of IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation

Optimistic times for IUCN in North Africa

Leading voices from the environmental field were present in Rabat, Morocco, for IUCN's North Africa Members Forum. The three-day meeting resulted in a fresh set of priorities for nature for the region. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr. Abderrahmen GANNOUN , Director 
RAC/SPA- UNEP-MAP

Increased population pressure on natural resources in North Africa

The pressure of an increasing population is putting excessive demands on the natural resources of the region of North Africa, according to Dr Abderrahmen Gannoun, Director of the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas, based in Tunisia. …  

07 Oct 2011 | News story

Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission.

Concerns about pollution

Pollution is one of the most important threats to the environment in North Africa, says Professor Mustapha Aksissou, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Wafae Benhardouze, member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission

More research needed to save nature

Support for scientific research by governments is vital for conservation efforts, according to Wafae Benhardouze, a member of IUCN's Species Survival Commission. …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN's Regional Councillor for Africa

Seizing the Arab Spring for nature

The political change sweeping the Arab World is offering opportunities for a radical change in the way national authorities approach environmental issues across the region, according to Dr Brahim Haddane, IUCN Councillor for Africa. …  

06 Oct 2011 | Article

Maher Mahjoub, IUCN Programme Officer for North Africa

Stronger working together in North Africa

More can be achieved to preserve nature in North Africa by working together, that's one of the messages coming out loud and clear from IUCN's North Africa Members Forum in Rabat, Morocco . …  

06 Oct 2011 | News story

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