IUCN ROWA RD a.i at the ceremony

The Halabat Hima Site: Another Success Story

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature - Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) in cooperation with the Western Halabat Voluntary Society and funded by the European Union & the GEF Small Grants Programme celebrated the opening of the Halabat Palace Hima, under the patronage of H.H Sharifa Zein Alsharaf bint Nasser, on Wednesday 24th September, 2014 at the Western Halabat Voluntary Society – Zarqa. …  

07 Oct 2014 | Article

Jordan National Report for UNCCD

Preparing for the 2016 Jordan National Report for UNCCD: Increasing Capacities

 IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD; therefore, the National Desertification Committee second meeting was held on the 4th September, 2014 in Sharm Al Sheikh. …  

29 Sep 2014 | Article

GIS workshop - Aqaba

Open Source GIS for Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment

 On the basis of IUCN’s belief in the importance of building capacities, IUCN ROWA helped increasing the capacities of its members and staff on Geographic Information System (GIS), funded by MAVA Foundation. …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article


Reviewing the Nagoya Protocol to Prepare A Jordan National Action Plan

By promoting the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and by strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use, the Protocol will create incentives to conserve biological diversity, sustainably use its components, and further enhance the contribution of biological diversity to sustainable development and human well-being.  …  

28 Sep 2014 | Article

5th National Report on Biodiversity

Fifth National Report on Biodiversity in Jordan

 IUCN has prepared the 5th Country report to the CBD. …  

24 Sep 2014 | Article

Report coming soon

A habitat for 14 species of Orchid found on Holcim Land, Lebanon

A biodiversity assessment carried out over a one year span has provided full records of the variety of basically floral species that are found on Holcim Land, Lebanon. A specific concentration was given to the Orchid species which are equivalent to 16% of the Orchid diversity in Lebanon.

24 Sep 2014 | Article

Side Event WWW 2014

Total stakeholder engagement: Is Key

World Water Week 2014 — the annual event focusing on water-related challenges in Stockholm, was a chance to prove that stakeholder engagement using a participatory approach is KEY to reach pragmatic solutions for both people and nature. …  

15 Sep 2014 | Article

Workshop - Amman

Combating Desertification: A Jordanian Commitment

Jordan is highly committed to combating desertification and towards the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In August, IUCN ROWA was part of preparing the 5th stage of the Jordan National Report for UNCCD & CBD.   …  

08 Sep 2014 | Article


Concerted efforts developed to save biological diversity in Jordan : updating the national CBD report

The world’s biological diversity is under threat, and Jordan is no exception, from many human activities and some natural causes. The increasing rates of species extinction, ecosystem degradation, and exploitation of living organisms and natural resources have signaled an alarm sign for the World to develop concerted efforts to save and sustainably use biological diversity. …  

08 Sep 2014 | Article

Programme Manager - Discussions

New NAMA Steps Developed for Solar Power Pumping in the Jordan Valley

 The Climasouth programme supports the transition of southern Mediterranean countries towards low carbon development and climate change resilience. Sustainable and democratic development will be the aim; by enhancing regional cooperation, information sharing and capacity development on climate change mitigation and adaptation between the European Union (EU) and its Mediterranean neighbors and among South Mediterranean partners …  

08 Sep 2014 | Article