Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

The IUCN West Asian region comprises of 13 countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen and Iran in addition to the Gulf countries including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. West Asia is part of three eco-regions that incorporate a variety of ecosystems, including Mediterranean forests, deserts, plains, rangelands, savannas, oases, mountains, rivers, lakes, springs, mudflats, swamps, marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, all of which provide a wide array of ecosystem services and ecological corridors for migratory species through the region.
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Training on CITES and CBD - Group Photo

Members in the News: The Royal Botanic Garden Built Capacities on CITES and CBD

 Under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the Royal Botanic Garden (RBG) in cooperation with KEW Gardens organized a training workshop on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on 4th – 6th November 2014. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Highlighting the Project's Objectives in Kerak

The Community Environmental Management Plan for 13 sites in Jordan

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) proposed a systemic approach used planning Cycle for Integrated Ecosystem Management and built on visioning, validating the knowledge and comes up with consensus among different conflicting interests in 13 sites in three governorates in Jordan; Kerak, Maan and Tafelah. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Networking Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing - Group Photo

Let’s Cultivate the Regional Network on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing!

 Last November, from the 25th to the 27th in Amman, a Regional Network Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing took place. The three-day workshop was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Eye on Earth Secretariat, UNEP, and CEDARE, long time partners who share the same vision and aim to drive further stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing and exchange, and to align a number of initiatives in the region with each other and create synergies. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Autumn School - Group photo

Regional Autumn School: Natural Resource Rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Securing human rights, livelihoods, and a decent standard of living through sustainable use of nature and resources can only be achieved if we work on reconnecting ecological sustainability, social justice, and democracy. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

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