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IUCN ROWA Organizes Two Regional Conferences

  The 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region, will take place from 9 to 10 of May 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This training course will be held in connection with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum” which will take place from 11 to 14 May 2015. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East - Book Cover

Members in the News: SPNL Have Released A New Book

 The Society for the Protection of Nature in ‪Lebanon‬ in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia have released a Book: Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East. It is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

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Members in the News: SSCW is Ready for Their Upcoming Workshops in May

 Aiming at highlighting the role of NGOs in managing hunting and training in Syria and building the capacities of hunters, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) in close cooperation with national stakeholders and under a work led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform will held a training workshop for Hunters and Executive Cadre & Staff in the 10th May 2015 in Damascus. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management - Learning by Playing Games

Awareness Campaign on Sustainable Water Management

 The shortage of water (irrigation and domestic) has figured out as the main problem in the Al Balqa Governorate where a total of 5 public schools and 20 households have been chosen to benefit from practical solutions that improve access to water in the framework of the project ENPI Water Development Resources Opportunity Policies for the water management in semi-arid areas (Water-DROP), funded by the European Union. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Investment on Rangeland Training - Working Group

Investment on Rangeland for Sustainable Land Management

 Sustainable land management in rangelands has the potential to provide multiple benefits not only to communities that directly depend on rangelands but also to others: neighboring rural communities, urban centers, and global society. Emphasis on land use intensification is distorting investments away from the multiplicity of benefits towards a narrower focus on single benefit streams. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Tail fin of Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

WGWAP-16 postponed

IUCN decided to postpone the 16th meeting of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP-16) to November 2015, as the conditions for thorough technical consideration of several key agenda items and therefore achievement of the meeting objectives could not be assured. Specifically, a number of technical documents were not provided to IUCN in time, thus critically limiting the capacity of the Panel to fulfil its role of providing independent scientific and technical advice on the conservation and recovery of gray whales in the western North Pacific. …  

01 May 2015 | Article

Cyclone PAM devastations in Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam and the importance of healthy Ecosystems

The South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu, a state member of IUCN, confronted the utter devastation of category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam which tore through the islands a few weeks ago leaving behind almost 90 percent damages to buildings, to agriculture, infrastructure and ecosystems. Wind estimates suggest Port Vila sustained gusts up to 90 mph, while some Vanuatu islands saw gusts of 190 mph. At its peak, experts say gusts were close to 200 mph. This may well be one of the few powerful tropical cyclones anticipated to impact on any island state in the South Pacific. …  

01 May 2015 | News story

Rock Islands - Palau

When Earth Day is every day in Palau

On Wednesday, 22nd of April the world celebrated Earth Day. For one country in Oceania, the celebration was anything but new because every day on the island of Palau is earth day. The Republic of Palau is an island country located in the western Pacific Ocean. It is part of the larger island group of Micronesia and forms the western chain of the Caroline Islands.  …  

30 Apr 2015 | Article

Riobamba, Ecuador

Comunidades de los páramos participan en la Feria Agropecuaria de Macají, Ecuador.

Ecopar y las Asociaciones de Trabajadores Agrícolas de Chorrera Mirador y Pulinguí San Pablo (Provincia de Chimborazo, Ecuador) participaron de la 75va edición de la Feria Agropecuaria Macají.  …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

Water doesn't follow political boundaries.

Blog from the World Water Forum VI: Count in Nature to Better Share Water, by Isabelle Fauconnier

Isabelle Fauconnier, IUCN Water Policy and Sustainability Advisor. As I reflect on the rich sessions of the 7th World Water Forum, I feel at once buoyed by the stimulating challenges that water management offers us, and very curious about how we – the global water community of practice and beyond – will actually tackle these in the coming years. …  

30 Apr 2015 | News story

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