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Beneficiaries from Water DROP

Four Government Officials Trained on the Integrated Approach DSS-GIS for Water Cycle Management

 Given the fact that the water management is a key priority for most of the Mediterranean countries and that most of the water problems are due to the mismanagement of water resources and to the incoherency among different policies impacting on water, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) is implementing Water-DROP Project in Jordan. …  

05 Jan 2015 | Article

One of the Activities of the Awareness Program for Local Communities

Members in the News: ARIJ Conducted an Awareness Campaign for Sustainable Utilization of Palestinian Protected Areas

  The Applied Research Institute - Jerusalem (ARIJ) conducted an awareness program for local communities including school and university students concerning the best practices while utilizing resources of a protected area. This program started with assessing the ecosystem services of three protected areas in the west Bank region; including Um At-tut, Wadi Al Quf and Al Qarin protected areas. …  

04 Jan 2015 | Article

The Shouf Biosphere Reserve’s annual evaluation meeting

Members in the News: Shouf Biosphere Reserve’s Annual Evaluation Meeting 2014

 The Shouf Biosphere Reserve’s annual evaluation meeting was held on Saturday the 20th of December at the park house in Maasser-Shouf, where the general committee conducted an annual review of the progress that was done during 2014. The reserve management team presented the year’s main accomplishments. …  

04 Jan 2015 | Article

Group Photo - Conservation and Management of Protected Areas Workshop

Building Capacities within West Asia Region on Conservation and Management of Protected Areas

 IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM) - West Asia Region organized various activities and training workshops related to the Specific Ecosystems and Biomes during 2013-2014 in order to enhance and promote education, training and research for the conservation and management of ecosystems, which is the main perspective of the objectives of CEM. …  

30 Dec 2014 | Article

Training on CITES and CBD - Group Photo

Members in the News: The Royal Botanic Garden Built Capacities on CITES and CBD

 Under the patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, the Royal Botanic Garden (RBG) in cooperation with KEW Gardens organized a training workshop on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) on 4th – 6th November 2014. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Highlighting the Project's Objectives in Kerak

The Community Environmental Management Plan for 13 sites in Jordan

 The International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) proposed a systemic approach used planning Cycle for Integrated Ecosystem Management and built on visioning, validating the knowledge and comes up with consensus among different conflicting interests in 13 sites in three governorates in Jordan; Kerak, Maan and Tafelah. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Networking Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing - Group Photo

Let’s Cultivate the Regional Network on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing!

 Last November, from the 25th to the 27th in Amman, a Regional Network Meeting on Water Data and Knowledge Sharing took place. The three-day workshop was organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) and the Eye on Earth Secretariat, UNEP, and CEDARE, long time partners who share the same vision and aim to drive further stakeholder engagement and knowledge sharing and exchange, and to align a number of initiatives in the region with each other and create synergies. …  

09 Dec 2014 | Article

Regional Autumn School - Group photo

Regional Autumn School: Natural Resource Rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa

Securing human rights, livelihoods, and a decent standard of living through sustainable use of nature and resources can only be achieved if we work on reconnecting ecological sustainability, social justice, and democracy. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the UNCCD 10-year Strategy

Discussing the Proposed Operational Objectives of the United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD) 10-year Strategy

 Mainstreaming DLDD issues into national policies and frameworks is facing a number of interrelated institutional, financial, legal, knowledge and policy barriers which requires an integrated approach to strengthen the mainstreaming process. The integrated approach is the base of the aligned National Desertification Combat Action Programs (NAP) in mainstreaming land-related issues into national cross-sectoral policies. It focuses on achievements of the desired outcomes rather than on designed programs or projects. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article

IUCN ROWA at WPC

Sharing Experience: Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Areas Management in West Asia

 Threats and losses of unique ecosystems of mangrove forests in Iran, restoration plans of threatened species in Saudi Arabia, economic ecosystems services of the Shouf Biosphere Reserve, and local community involvement in protected area management in Jordan were highlighted in an event organised by the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and its members at the World Parks Congress held in Sydney. …  

08 Dec 2014 | Article