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The Opening Ceremony

The Opening of a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Muqablaine

 “In fact, in Jordan, only 63% of the population is connected to the central wastewater network.” H.E. the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr. Hazim El-Naser said. “This leaves a significant amount of the population, especially in rural and new development zones of cities without this service, leading often to the usage of inadequate solutions with possible negative effects on the environment and public health” …  

30 Jun 2014 | Article

Hima Bani Hashem Villages

The Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima - Endorsed

As a sign of HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal’s belief in the role of Al- Hima in combating desertification and drought in West Asia in general and Jordan in particular, he signed The Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima.prepared by IUCN ROWA and different stakeholders during a Forum last month.  …  

25 Jun 2014 | Article

National Action Plans to Combat Desertification Workshop

The Alignment of National Action Plans to Combat Desertification in the Arab Countries

On the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification, a workshop was held, under the patronage of HE Dr. Rashid Ahmad bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water in the UAE, in Dubai on the 18th June, 2014 to discuss the alignment of national action plans to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in the Arab countries. …  

22 Jun 2014 | Article

World Day to Combat Desertification 2013

Land Belongs to the Future - Let’s Climate Proof It: Celebrate World Day to Combat Desertification

 HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal believes in systematic scale up of Hima concept and as a sign of his continues support in combating desertification and drought in West Asia in general and Jordan in particular has signed The Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima. …  

22 Jun 2014 | Article

Hippos in the Rufiji River in the Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Illegal trade puts more World Heritage sites in danger

Doha, Qatar, 18 June 2014 (IUCN) – Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve has been listed as World Heritage in Danger due to unprecedented levels of illegal wildlife trade, as announced today at the 38th annual World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha, Qatar. …  

18 Jun 2014 | International news release

37th World Heritage Committee, Phnom Penh, 2013

IUCN urges excellence for World Heritage

Doha, Qatar, 15 June 2014 (IUCN) – World Heritage faces growing threats from illegal wildlife trade and development pressures, requiring the highest standards in conservation action at the global level, according to IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), the Convention’s advisory body on nature.  …   | Arabic

15 Jun 2014 | News story

Dickinson's Cypripedium (Cypripedium dickinsonianum) - Endangered

IUCN Red List raises more red flags for threatened species

Almost 80% of temperate slipper orchids and over 90% of lemurs are threatened with extinction, according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. The newly assessed Japanese Eel has been listed as Endangered, while the Brazilian Three-banded Armadillo – the mascot of the 2014 FIFA World Cup – remains Vulnerable as its population continues to decline. …   | French | Spanish | German | Dutch

12 Jun 2014 | News story

Water Integrity Risk Assessment Workshop

Water Governance and Water Integrity Risk Assessment

“To manage water resources efficiently, you have to understand good water governance, where good governance is the basis of providing better services to citizens.” HE Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr Hazem El-Naser said.  …  

12 Jun 2014 | Article

Toolkit Consultation Meeting

An Opportunity To Draft A Biodiversity Toolkit For Decision Makers

The International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and a number of governmental and non-governmental institutions, are implementing the "Mainstreaming Sustainable Land Management Practices" project in three sites; Fujaij Rangeland Exclosure, Al Hisheh Forest Exclosure and Manshiyya Rangeland Exclosure and the surrounding areas within Agricultural Directorate for developing Al Sharah Region in Jordan.  …  

11 Jun 2014 | Article

National Dissemination Workshop

National Dissemination Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

 IUCN ROWA being part of the function to finalize the Third National Climate Change Communication (TNC) Report to UNFCCC, which is implemented by the Ministry of Environment (MoEnv) and supported by UNDP/GEF. The overall objective of the study is to assess the vulnerability of the selected sectors and to identify adaptation options for each sector in order to update the vulnerability and adaptation chapter of TNC. …  

11 Jun 2014 | Article