Lake Turkana National Parks, Kenya

IUCN and UNESCO welcome no-go pledge for World Heritage sites by Tullow Oil

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, the official advisory body on natural World Heritage, and UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre have welcomed a new commitment by British company Tullow Oil plc to stay out of World Heritage sites. The firm had received a licence to explore for oil in an area overlapping Kenya’s World Heritage-listed Lake Turkana National Parks. …  

12 Nov 2015 | News story

8th RCF West Asia

Innovative Natural Solutions, Motivating Change

Starting yesterday, over 150 representatives of governments, NGOs and the business sector from West Asia came together in Amman, Jordan for the 8th IUCN West Asia Regional Conservation Forum. …  

11 Nov 2015 | News story

iucn booth at the congress

Spreading knowledge : IWA Water & Development Congress 2015

Water integrity challenges in Jordan and the region. IUCN ROWA presents at the IWA Water & Development Congress 2015 discussing challenges and data collected after a water integrity assessment in the region. …  

30 Oct 2015 | Article

Bearded Vulture, Near Threatened

Conservationists warn Africa’s vultures are sliding towards extinction

Gland, Switzerland 29 October 2015 (IUCN) – Six of Africa’s 11 vulture species – the continent’s largest and most recognisable birds of prey – are now at a higher risk of extinction, according to the latest assessment of birds for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, carried out by BirdLife International – an IUCN Red List partner. …  

29 Oct 2015 | International news release

ENEA capitilization workshop - italy

Emerging success stories from the Mediterranean

 In the framework of ENPI CBC MED Water-DROP Project “Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas” (, coordinated by ENEA and facilitated by IUCN ROWA, an International Capitalization Seminar took place in Rome for capitalizing research project results and experiences. …  

27 Oct 2015 | Article

CBD workshop Amman

The First National CBD report drafted for Palestine

Held in Jordan, the final preparation for  the First National Report on the Convention of Biological Diversity CBD for Palestine was held in Amman over two days on 25-26 Octover 2015. …  

27 Oct 2015 | Article

Fida Haddad - COP12

Combating Desertification : COP12

IUCN experts supported decision makers from 195 countries as they discussed solutions to the issues of desertification, land degradation and drought which affect societies world wide. …  

23 Oct 2015 | Article

Equator Prize 2015

IUCN ROWA member recognised as a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon and IUCN ROWA member chosen as a finalist for the Equator Prize 2015. …  

20 Oct 2015 | Article

Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Halting land degradation, holistically

For the next 10 days IUCN experts will be supporting decision makers from 195 countries as they discuss solutions to the issues of desertification, land degradation and drought which are plaguing many areas of the world. …  

14 Oct 2015 | News story

EoE 2015

The Arab Civil Society: An Eye on Earth

At the Eye on Earth Summit 2015, A session organized by CEDARE and moderated by IUCN ROWA introduced some of the success stories that were achieved throughout the region. …  

08 Oct 2015 | Article