Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

The IUCN West Asian region comprises of 13 countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen and Iran in addition to the Gulf countries including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. West Asia is part of three eco-regions that incorporate a variety of ecosystems, including Mediterranean forests, deserts, plains, rangelands, savannas, oases, mountains, rivers, lakes, springs, mudflats, swamps, marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, all of which provide a wide array of ecosystem services and ecological corridors for migratory species through the region.
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International Conference: Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities

 The ECOPLANTMED project, “ECOlogical use of native PLANTs for environmental restoration and sustainable development in the MEDiterranean region”, invites you to the International Conference with the theme “Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities”, hosted by the project partner Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 and 16 October 2015. The conference focuses on ecological restoration of Mediterranean type habitats and intends to highlight the importance of using native plants for restoration. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

The Green Caravan Campaign - Ira, Jordan

Members in the News: The Green Caravan Campaign Planted Carob Seedlings in Ira, Jordan

 Working on the Green Caravan Campaign, which is a 3 year project that aims at combating desertification, overgrazing and urban sprawl in Jordan, the Arab Group for protection of Nature (APN) chose Ira Forestry Station in Balqa Governorate to be its next site to plant around 500 Caorb seedlings. Carob has many economic, nutritional and medical benefits as well as a resilience to the harsh climate and drought, where it does not need water and intensive care to grow. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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RKNOW at the World Water Forum 2015

 RKNOW will be launched at a side event at the World Water Forum 2015, South Korea. IUCN, members and partners will be attending the World Water Forum 2015 to share the Regional Knowledge Network on Water and its new knowledge. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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Introducing the Regional Water Knowledge Portal

 The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) introduces its knowledge sharing database. Containing more than shared case studies, RKNOW is proudly presenting new knowledge and data over 4 thematic areas for the MENA region. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

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