Islamic Perspectives on Ecosystem Management Forum

The Strong Relationship between Religion and Natural Environment

Specialists in Islam and other faiths, ecologists, ecosystem managers, scholars from botanic gardens were gathered in the Islamic Perspectives on Ecosystem Management Forum, which was organized by the Qur’anic Botanic Garden in collaboration with Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and sponsored by Qatar Petroleum on the 22nd April, 2014 in Doha, Qatar.  …  

08 May 2014 | Article


You Have the Power to Change

A team from IUCN ROWA participated in the Tissot Cycling Race 2014 to promote green transportation.  …  

08 May 2014 | Article

Socotra World Heritage Site

Celebrate World Heritage Day: World Heritage is the Shared Wealth of Humankind

On 18 April 1982, on the occasion of a forum organized by the International Council for Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) in Tunisia, the holding of the "International Day for Monuments and Sites" to be celebrated simultaneously throughout the world was suggested. This has been traditionally called the “World Heritage Day”.  …  

08 May 2014 | Article

Hawar Islands

Linking Tourism with Coastal World Heritage Sites Management in Bahrain

Bahrain hosted a regional workshop on Tourism Development and Coastal World Heritage Sites on the 14th of April. IUCN ROWA participated in this workshop in order to share their experiences in World Heritage sites management.  …  

08 May 2014 | Article

Cedar Book Cover

Memoirs of a Cedar

 The Shouf Biosphere Reserve was honored to publish the only book "MEMOIRS OF A CEDAR – A history of deforestation – A future of conservation" that states the distinctive facts about the cedars and the history of deforestation throughout the centuries …  

08 May 2014 | Article


Hundreds of Eco Advocates participate during Earth Day Celebrations in the UAE

The Emirates Environmental Group (EEG) celebrates Earth Day by a conducting Inter School Environmental Public Speaking Competition (ISEPSC) every year. The 14th cycle of ISPSC was organized on the 22nd and 23rd of April 2014 which attracted 530 students and 80 teachers across UAE. …  

08 May 2014 | Article

Al Hima Forum

Al Hima: Possibilities are Endless

 Hima no longer means small confined pieces of dryland, but a whole new approach of rangeland and natural resource management. …  

05 May 2014 | Article

RKNOW launch

Shedding Light: The R-KNOW Network

Since the Arabic region lies in the most arid area on earth and 70% of its land is dry, IUCN ROWA jointly with partners and funded by the EU have launched the R-KNOW network.  …  

23 Apr 2014 | Article

MAVA workshop

Planning for Climate Change & Water Management in the MENA region

 Adapting and mitigating to climate change impacts are now recognized as major challenges for the world’s community. In our region; and despite the physical changes easily noticed by anyone, knowledge and better understanding on the climate systems are needed. …  

23 Apr 2014 | Article

Qatar workshop

Building Capacities in Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Qatar University hosted an International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem on the 24th of March 2014. This workshop is organized by IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), West Asia Region and the college of Arts and Sciences in Qatar University.  …  

09 Apr 2014 | Article