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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MEET meeting Lebanon

Members in the news: A Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism

 The Mid-Term Conference of the MEET “Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism” project, funded by the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument – MED Programme (ENPI-CBC MED) organized by The Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Mir Amin Palace Hotel, Beiteddine, Mount Lebanon. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

BWA - My Environmental Unit

Members in the news: Environmental Citizenship Program Celebrating 13 Years of Launching ”My Environment Unit”

 Environmental Citizenship Program Celebrating 13 Years of Launching ”My Environment Unit” 243 teachers and 2,632 children were trained. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Meeting at UNEP offices

World Heritage: a tool to enhance cultural and natural resource management

As part of the World Heritage inscription process as a tool to enhance natural and cultural resources management of the Iraqi Marshlands project, H.E the Iraqi Minister of Environment offered all the support for the UNEP/IUCN project for the benefit of Al ahwar site and the local communities during a meeting at UNEP offices. …  

26 May 2015 | Article

PMs during the training

The Environmental & Social Management System: An intrinsic part of IUCN's project cycle

IUCN programme managers attended the IUCN ESMS expert team training workshop in ‪Bangkok‬ to learn more about the environmental and social management system put in place as an intrinsic part of IUCNs project cycle. It provides organizational measures and tools to systematically screen projects on potential negative environmental or social impacts and much more.   …  

26 May 2015 | Article

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