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International Training Workshop on Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem-2014

 We are pleased to announce that the Registration of the First Workshop has commenced.
All the interested participants are requested to make their registartion at the earliest. …  

17 Feb 2014 | Article

Shark stocks are shrinking in regional waters as they are harvested for their fins to supply Far East markets for soup.

UAE Taking a Step Forward to Stop Shark-Finning in the Middle East

Seven Arab countries sign an agreement in Dubai that will protect migrating marine animals    …  

16 Feb 2014 | Article

Malayan Pangolin (Manis javanica) 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species status: Endangered

United for Wildlife commits to tackle the illegal wildlife trade

The Duke of Cambridge today joined the United for Wildlife organisations, including IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature), at a symposium hosted by the Zoological Society of London to discuss the coordinated international effort that is required to combat the illegal wildlife trade. …  

12 Feb 2014 | News story

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World Parks Congress: IUCN ROWA call for content

 The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. …  

10 Feb 2014 | Article

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A Forum for Dialogue Exchange: Experiences from Forest and Rangelands Conservation

 21st Near East Forestry and Range Commission and 3rd Near East Forestry Week was officially inaugurated by the Jordan’s Minister of Agriculture, H.E Dr. Akef Al-Zoubi on the 26th of January 2014 in Amman, Jordan. …   | French | Arabic

04 Feb 2014 | Article

Arbor Day Celebration in Balila

Arbor Day Celebrations in Balila, Jordan

IUCN ROWA joined more than 80 participants in Third Near East Forestry Week (NEFW) and the 21st Near East Forestry & Range Commission from different countries to celebrate Arbor Day in Balila, Jerash Governorate, Jordan on the 29th of January, 2014.  …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

Azraq Wetland - Jordan

Discover Wetlands Around You, Happy World Wetland Day 2014

World Wetlands Day occurs on the 2nd of February, every year. It marks the date of signing the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands on 2nd February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar.  …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

Mountain gorilla, Virunga National Park, World Heritage site

IUCN welcomes Total’s ‘no-go’ commitment in World Heritage sites

Oil and gas company Total has confirmed that it will not carry out extractive operations within natural World Heritage sites, including Virunga National Park. IUCN welcomes this decision and calls on all oil and gas companies to follow suit. …   | Dutch

03 Feb 2014 | International news release

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Evaluating legislative frameworks of World Heritage sites in Arab States

A regional workshop on ‘Evaluating the legislative frameworks for the World Heritage sites in the Arab States’ was launched on the 19th of January 2014 in Bahrain.  …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

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Nurturing Capacity to Engage in Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

 There are 26 IUCN Member NGOs in the Levant region (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria) that fulfil an increasing range of key conservation functions, both at the national and at the local level. This workshop funded by MAVA and implemeted by IUCN ROWA, provided participating NGO’s with an overview of generic Best Practices requirements as underlined in today’s Accountability principles set by donor agencies, public authorities or private foundations. …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article