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Training local communities on gender and climate change in Jordan

Amman, Jordan, 1 August 2010 – Realizing the negative impacts of natural disasters and environmental changes on vulnerable communities and the essential role that women can play in reducing those vulnerabilities, IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and the Arab Women Organization in Jordan recently conducted a training course on gender and climate change for community based organizations (CBOs) and women groups, empowering them to be the catalysts of change in their communities. The training was held from Aug. 1-5, 2010 in Jordan and was funded by the Global Women Fund. …  

01 Aug 2010 | News story

Participants of the Transboundary Water Management training

Reality and implementation of transboundary water management

West Asia is one of the most water-stressed regions of the world. A number of countries in the region share transboundary water aquifers and rivers that may create enough reason for political conflict among those countries. Therefore, there is a vital need to develop regional strategies to manage those shared water resources, especially with the continuous increase in population growth and the resulting increase in demand for water. …  

26 Jul 2010 | News story
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Participants of the World Heritage Sub-Regional Meeting in Meknes, Morocco

Momentum for Mesopotamia’s marshlands

Once covering an area of up to 20,000 km2, the Mesopotamian marshlands of southern Iraq are one of the world's great wetlands. The marshlands (al ahwar) are part of the Tigris-Euphrates River Basin, which is shared by Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey and were once home to several hundred thousand inhabitants, the Ma'dan, a people whose unique way of life had been preserved for over 5,000 years. …  

30 Jun 2010 | News story

IUCN logo

UICN acoge con beneplácito a 38 nuevos Miembros

En su 74ª Reunión, celebrada el 4 de junio de 2010, el Consejo de la UICN admitió a 38 nuevos Miembros. …   | English | French

07 Jun 2010 | News story

First place winner Najat Shana'a

IUCN honors winner of the Investigative Environmental Media Award

Four winners of the Investigative Environmental Media Award were honored by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature during the Jordanian Celebration for International Year of Biodiversity 2010 which was organized by Ministry of Environment on 24 May, 2010. The media award for the best investigative report on the environmental situation in the Zarqa River Basin was announced in Jordan by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia in February 2010 in cooperation with Ministry of Environment through the Zarqa River Restoration Project and funded by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and UNESCO Amman Office. …  

25 May 2010 | News story

Prince Hassan of Jordan at the WANA Forum

Reviving Hima at the WANA Forum

The hima is a traditional system of resource tenure that has been practiced for more than 1400 years in the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabic word “hima” literally means “a protected place” or “protected area”. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has facilitated a technical session on Hima during the WANA Forum 2010 which was held between May 16-18, 2010 in Jordan under the theme “Pursuing Supranational Solutions to the Challenges of Carrying Capacity.” …  

18 May 2010 | News story

PAY: Establishing payments for watershed services

Promoting watershed services… linking knowledge with practice

By setting payment schemes for nature’s goods and services, we will create an opportunity for economic growth and human security. IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature has promoted the value of putting price on watershed services through Pay, a book that was published by IUCN Water and Nature Initiative (WANI) in 2006. IUCN Regional Office for West Asia has built on this book through holding a national workshop on establishing payments for watershed services in Jordan on April 27th, 2010. …  

30 Apr 2010 | News story

Arabian Oryx at the Shahaniya Oryx Centre, Qatar

Oryx of Arabia - the revival of a species

The Arabian oryx, which had all but disappeared from the wild in the late 1950s and early 1960s, has successfully been reintroduced to its native habitat thanks to captive breeding programmes, such as one at the Shahaniya Oryx Centre on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar, where the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is taking place. …  

23 Mar 2010 | News story

African Elephant

لنعمل معاً لحماية الفيلة

الدوحة، قطر- 22 مارس 2010 (الإتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة) باتت قضية الفيلة قضية محورية خلال مناقشات مؤتمر الأطراف لاتفاقية الاتجار الدولي بالحيوانات والنباتات المهددة بالانقراض (CITES)، وعلى الرغم من ذلك فإن الحوار الانفعالي الذي دار حول موضوع المتاجرة بالعاج لم يصل إلى نتيجة، حيث استمرت الانقسامات وتعدد وجهات النظر حول طاولة النقاش. وقد أثار هذا قلق الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة بأن ينحرف هذا النقاش عن مساره الحقيقي والذي من المفترض أن يقلل الآثار السلبية التي تنتج عن القتل غير الشرعي للفيلة الأفريقية. …  

22 Mar 2010 | News story
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صحفيون في الميدان

تمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لشهر أيار 2010

عمان، الأردن، (الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة) بهدف ضمان الحصول على مشاركات أكبر من قبل الصحفيين والإعلاميين قام الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة بتمديد موعد التقديم لجائزة الإعلام البيئي الاستقصائي لتاريخ 12 أيار 2010، وهي جائزة سيقدمها الاتحاد لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي حول الوضع البيئي في حوض سيل الزرقاء. وسيقوم الاتحاد بتوزيع ثلاثة جوائز مقدمة لأفضل تحقيق استقصائي صحفي وتقرير تلفزيوني وإذاعي وذلك خلال حفل التكريم الذي سينظمه الاتحاد يوم 22 أيار 2010 والذي يعتبر اليوم العالمي للتنوع الحيوي. وينظم الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة هذه الجائزة بالتعاون مع وزارة البيئة الأردنية من خلال مشروع إعادة تأهيل سيل الزرقاء وبدعم من الوكالة الإسبانية للتعاون الدولي (AECID) ومكتب اليونسكو في عمان. …  

17 Mar 2010 | News story
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