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TABE’A Programme Manager Haifaa joined IUCN in July 2007, progressing to become the Protected Areas programme assistant in IUCN West Asia, and has been the main focal point for IUCN’s work on World Heritage in the Arab States since 2011.  She has...

في يونيو 2016، تواصلت وزارة البيئة والشؤون المناخية في سلطنة عمان مع الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة لإجراء مسوحات للتنوع البيولوجى لجزر الديمانيات في محافظة مسقط، والمعلنه كمحمية طبيعية من أجل تقييم النظم البيئية والتنوع البيولوجي، واقتراح التدابيرالإدارية الفعالة وتحديد الخيارات والبيئات الحساسة لمزيد من الاستثمار والحفاظ على الطبيعة

بتاريخ 18 أكتوبر، 2016 ولمدة عشر أيام شارك الاتحاد الدولي لحماية الطبيعة، المكتب الإقليمي لغرب آسيا والمكتب التعاوني المتوسطي بالتعاون مع خبراء على المستوى الإقليمي والوطني والدولي في عمل مسوحات (دراسة) في أرخبيل جزر الديمانيات. حيث تم تسجيل النباتات الأرضية...

The WATER SUM project team is pleased to announce the drawing competition “Water, Growth and Stability”, which will be held in Jordan and Tunisia from the start of the school year in autumn 2016. This awareness-raising drawing competition, officially launched during World Water Week in Stockholm on August 30, 2016, focuses on the relationship between water and people, highlights local actions to preserve water resources, and also gives children the opportunity to become more aware of the importance of water.


This competition is organised within the project “Sustainable Use of Transboundary Water Resources and Water Security Management” (WATER SUM), which is funded by the Government of Sweden and implementing by the Regional Environmental Center (REC) in...

In June 2016, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman contacted IUCN for the undertaking of a survey of the Daymaniyat Islands (جزر الديمانيات, Muscat Governorate), declared as a nature reserve, in order to assess their richness in terms of biodiversity, propose management measures and define options for further investment for nature conservation and improved accessibility to the site.

The IUCN regional office for West Asia and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with international regional and national experts, participated in a 10 days survey of the archipelago that started on October ...

sustainable fisheries management for improved livelihood of the coastal fishing community in Tyre Caza, south Lebanon

Media Advisory

Land degradation touches almost one third of all land on the planet, affecting 1.5 billion people. On World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought we look at how IUCN is working with communities around the world to halt this global menace.

Lands of hope: see the full multimedia article  
The West Asia region's climate-related work focuses on the link between water and climate change, with a number of projects in this area. 
By combining peer learning and professional mentorship, the programme has an explicit focus on behavior change i.e. to be able to translate knowledge acquired through the trainings into actual pro-integrity changes on the ground. The programme combines...
The Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management is a 3 year regional project funded by the European Union. The project aspires to create a Regional Knowledge Network on Water (RKNOW) that will assist in...
Sustainable Use & Management of Water Resources The project is funded by the Government of Sweden and implemented by the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe in cooperation with IUCN ROWA. The project promotes the more...


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