Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the UNCCD 10-year Strategy

Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) 10-year Strategy

 Mainstreaming DLDD issues into national policies and frameworks is facing a number of interrelated institutional, financial, legal, knowledge and policy barriers which requires an integrated approach to strengthen the mainstreaming process. The integrated approach is the base of the aligned National Desertification Combat Action Programs (NAP) in mainstreaming land-related issues into national cross-sectoral policies. It focuses on achievements of the desired outcomes rather than on designed programs or projects. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article


Sharing Experience: Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas Management in West Asia

 Threats and losses of unique ecosystems of mangrove forests in Iran, restoration plans of threatened species in Saudi Arabia, economic ecosystems services of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, and local community involvement in protected area management in Jordan were highlighted in an event organised by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and its members at the World Parks Congress held in Sydney. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

The Restoration Team of Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Members in the News: The Restoration Team of Shouf Biosphere Reserve Restored More than 13000 Seedlings in the Reserve

 Nowadays, the effects of combined ecological, socio-economic, and cultural modifications have dramatically increased the vulnerability of Mediterranean socio-ecosystems. These factors, combined with water deficit, extreme weather events, and large-scale disturbances due to climate change are causing irreversible shifts towards undesirable conditions – the point of “no-return” and to fight this drastic reality by Restoration. …  

02 Dec 2014 | Article

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IUCN welcomes 17 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 17 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

10 Nov 2014 | News story

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The Arab Region Environmental Information Network

As an observer member in the League of Arab State, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) attended the Joint Meeting of the Indicators and the Regional Networking Working Groups, which was held on the 12th Octobebr, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt aiming at discussing the status of the Environment in the Arab Region. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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Members in the News: Cetaceans in Syria: the Current Status and the Governing Legislations

 Despite the war and turmoil in Syria, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) is still working and has potential activities to assess the impact of the war on the Syrian Biodiversity. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) National Steering Committee in Jordan updated on R-KNOW Platform activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of  the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which consists of the stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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Members in the News: Drafting the MEET Ecotourism Catalogue

 The Mediterranean is one of the world’s most interesting regions in terms of ecotourism potentials thanks to a high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems as well as a unique cultural heritage and socio-economic mosaic. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

APN in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting

Members in the News: The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) Organized A Side Event on Innovative Monitoring Mechanisms within the Committee on World Food Security

 The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meets annually to develop and assess policies combating global food insecurity and reviews the effectiveness of these actions and goals year round. The annual public CFS meeting is supplemented by work from other sessions convened throughout the year and across the world. The CFS submits an annual report to the UN Economic and Social Council. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

Water DROP - Balqa Governorate

5 Public Schools and 20 Beneficiaries are Chosen for Pilot Projects in Water Conservation in Balqa Governorate

 Recent statistics show that “Jordan now ranks as the world’s second water-poorest country, where water per capita is 88 per cent below the international water poverty line”. This year, Water DROP will help a number of beneficiaries in the Balqa Governorate install water harvesting techniques aiming at reducing the water crisis in their area. …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article