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Evaluating legislative frameworks of World Heritage sites in Arab States

A regional workshop on ‘Evaluating the legislative frameworks for the World Heritage sites in the Arab States’ was launched on the 19th of January 2014 in Bahrain.  …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

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Nurturing Capacity to Engage in Biodiversity Conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

 There are 26 IUCN Member NGOs in the Levant region (Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria) that fulfil an increasing range of key conservation functions, both at the national and at the local level. This workshop funded by MAVA and implemeted by IUCN ROWA, provided participating NGO’s with an overview of generic Best Practices requirements as underlined in today’s Accountability principles set by donor agencies, public authorities or private foundations. …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

breaking down the rain calendar of the Sbaihy Community.

Bridging the Gap Between Locals & Policy Development

IUCN ROWA being part of the function to finalise the Third National Climate Change Communication Report, which is implemented by the MoEnv and supported by UNDP/GEF, this is the first time the social adaptation aspect is taken into consideration; which then helps to bridge the gap between the local community in Jordan and climate change policy development mechanisms. …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

Socotra World Heritage Site

Assessing the Management of Socotra World Heritage Site

A regional workshop was one of the regional efforts of the World Heritage programme in supporting the World Heritage site in Socotra, which aimed to exchange the experiences in environment management and wildlife conservation between the partners. …  

03 Feb 2014 | Article

Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

Launch of the first online Global Freshwater Biodiversity Atlas

A new online Atlas of freshwater biodiversity presenting spatial information and species distribution patterns will be launched today at the landmark Water Lives symposium, bringing together European Union policy makers and freshwater scientists. Freshwaters are incredibly diverse habitats; they cover less than 1% of the Earth’s surface yet are home to 35% of all vertebrate species. Sadly, freshwater life is declining at an alarming rate, faster than any other component of global biodiversity. …  

29 Jan 2014 | News story

Giant Guitarfish

A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). …   | Dutch

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | French | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

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The Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) is coming to Amman

FAO are taking advantage of the 21st Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) to hold the 3rd Near East Forestry Week (NEFW) in Amman, Jordan in 26th January 2014. …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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Marine and Coastal Management Programme Activities in Tyre

Pierre Haddad hosting the Marine and Coastal Management Programme Manager, on his talk show Akhdar Mesh Yabes on MBS radio on the 19th of December 2013.  …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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Arab States welcome the success of the ROWA - TABEÁ Program Manamah, Bahrain 24-26 Nov, 2013

An Annual Regional Meeting joining 16 country delegations for both nature and culture heritage focal points commenced on the 24th of November 2013. The annual meeting showcases their achievements and later discusses their annual workplan.  …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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