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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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 is organised by AWARENET and its partners, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) hosting the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Water Governance Facility, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN-ROWA), the Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean (GWP-Med), and Cap-Net UNDP. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Society for the Protection of Nature
in Lebanon (SPNL)

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

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