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Building Capacities of Trainers from the MENA Region in Water Resources Management

 Aiming at building the capacities of water stakeholders at different governance levels in the Middle East and North Africa region in order to improve transparency and accountability practices in water resources management, the regional Water Integrity Capacity Building Programme for the MENA region organized a Training of Trainers workshop on December 1-5 in Tunis, Tunisia. …  

06 Jan 2015 | Article

Inner Niger Delta, Mali

Niger Basin Authority adopts resolution on ecosystem protection

At the invitation of the Niger Basin Authority (NBA), IUCN experts presented their case on Investing in Natural Infrastructure for Sustainable Development, leading to the adoption of a new resolution during the 33rd session of the NBA Council of Ministers.  …   | French

06 Jan 2015 | News story

Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage Exhibition

Member in the News: JREDS Launches the “Out to Sea? The Plastic Garbage” Exhibition

 A global exhibition is implemented in the capital city of Amman and demonstrates the littering problem in the Gulf of Aqaba in an inspiring and rousing way. …  

06 Jan 2015 | Article

Vulture Safe Zone map

First vulture safe zone declared in Bangladesh

The Government of Bangladesh has declared two safe zones for Vultures where ‘zero tolerance' will be shown towards using ‘Diclofenac’ and other harmful veterinary drugs under article 20 (1) of  Wildlife (Conservation and Security) Act 2012. The designated areas are Sylhet, parts of Dhaka and Chittagong covering an area of 19,663.18 sq km (1,966,318 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-1 and  Khulna, Barisal and parts of Dhaka covering an area of 27,717.26 sq km (2,771,726 ha) as Vulture Safe Zone-2 (VSZ).   …  

06 Jan 2015 | News story

Organic shrimps collected by farmers at Nhung Mien, Ca Mau Province

Paving the way for sustainable shrimp farming in Viet Nam

Extensive shrimp farming has had major negative impacts on many coastal areas in Asia, with farmers converting large areas of intact mangrove forest to shrimp ponds. While the business can be lucrative, when prices fall or disease hits entire harvests may be wiped out. Even worse, the integrity of coastal ecosystems suffers, leaving local communities extremely vulnerable to natural disasters.  …  

06 Jan 2015 | Article

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

Vœu 2015 UICN-PACO

Bonne et heureuse année 2015 !

Toute l’équipe de l’UICN-PACO remercie les Membres, les partenaires techniques et financiers, les alliés et les amis de l’Union pour leurs contributions multiformes et leur soutien sans faille aux actions entreprises pour la gestion durable des ressources naturelles en vue de la conservation de notre biodiversité.

Puisse l’année nouvelle nous permettre de continuer à travailler ensemble pour optimiser les résultats du Programme 2013-2016.

Bonne et heureuse année 2015 à toutes et à tous ! …  

03 Jan 2015 | News story

Shouf Biosphere Reserve (Lebanon) – Biodiversity in Autumn

A Mediterranean wish for 2015

From everyone in the IUCN Mediterranean Office, we wish to express our thanks to everyone, Members, donors, supporters, partners, and friends, who has been involved in what has been a truly fruitful year.  | French | Spanish

01 Jan 2015 | News story

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