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Demonstration projects in Palestine (As part of the SEARCH project)

 As a result of the joint planning process in Marj Sanour, water harvesting projects were suggested by the stakeholders. These projects mainly focus on harvesting rain and flood water in pools, cisterns, dams, and reservoirs.   …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Draught in Egypt

Demonstration projects in Egypt (As part of the SEARCH project)

In Egypt,  pilot projects were conducted in SEARCH chosen communities based in Minya and Beni Suef. Projects aimed at the rehabilitation and maintenance of sewage systems, raising awarness about climate change, plantation of economic trees, recycling agricultural waste, water saving irrigation systems and finally women empowerment.    …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

HSBC funded project

Demonstration projects in Jordan (As part of the SEARCH project)

 The HSBC Bank in Jordan has committed to support local community water and energy initiatives designed by the SEARCH project. Consequently, HSBC funded a project in the Zarqa River Basin aiming to introduce environmentally friendly best practices that target the farming community of both Khirbet Al Hadead and Russaifeh. These sustainable approaches will help increase water and energy usage efficiency and therefore limit agriculture loss. …  

06 Aug 2014 | Article

Rehabilitation of a water tank

Members in the News: An Intervention targeted to rehabilitate two old water tank networks in Lebanon

Being a partner with IUCN ROWA in the SEARCH project, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon (SPNL) during its final phases in the project have targeted the rehabilitation of two old water tanks and their networks in the village of Rwaiymeh (in Karmchbat area-Upper Akkar). In addition to the installation of a new plastic water tank so that water will reach all households in the village even the ones located at higher levels than the old water tanks. …  

28 Jul 2014 | Article

Holcim

IUCN and Holcim celebrate the conclusion of a successful relationship producing important tools for the cement and aggregates sector

 Working together to strengthen biodiversity and water management within Holcim and to extend tested approaches to the cement and aggregates sector, IUCN and Swiss-based global building materials company Holcim have now completed the second phase of their seven-year engagement. …  

25 Jul 2014 | News story

JUST Visit to IUCN ROWA

Raising Awareness about Biodiversity

Youths nowadays have grown up amid serious environmental issues relatively known to the previous generations.  …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

Students helping in weeding

Environmental & cultural awareness in Jordan

 " Take a walk in someone else's shoes" .. and thats excatly what a group of students from the US have done during a week in Jordan, as part of a leadership exchange programme with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and partnered with IUCN for a week this July.  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

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Developing Legal Literacy and Governance Expertise to Protect the World’s Biodiversity

 Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide a fundamental infrastructure for the conservation of biological diversity and essential ecosystem services. However, the legal aspects of protected areas management and governance are often not well understood. The IUCN is addressing this problem by putting together a set of educational tools for teaching and learning about protected areas law and governance. …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

LOGO SHOUF

Our Members in the News: “Experiencing” the Ecotourism in the Mediterranean Protected Areas

The Shouf Biosphere Reserve is a partner responsible for the communication part in a Mediterranean project: “MEET ‐ Mediterranean Experience of Eco‐Tourism”, which is a 3‐year long project funded by ENPI‐CBC Mediterranean Basin 2007‐2013 Programme. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

The Green Turtle caught in Gio Hai is released to the sea in good health status

The Coexistence of the Nesting Green Sea Turtle and Touristic Activity in Tyre

 The southern sites of the Lebanese coast (Tyre Coast Nature Reserve, Abbassieh and Al Manssouri) are important nationally and regionally for the endangered green and loggerhead turtles. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article