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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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

What the Private Investors Can Do for the Sustainability of the Rich Rangelands of Jordan?

It is considered critically important for Jordan as a country to invest in one of its major resources, the natural rangelands, to preserve one of the country’s principal assets on one hand and to contribute to the country’s economic development on the other hand. Investments in these areas until now are however limited and when made, have often contributed to land degradation and exhausting the natural resource basis (the rangeland’s natural capital).  …  

24 May 2015 | Article

IUCN General Director Inger Andersen launch Jordan NAP and NBSAP

IUCN Director General to attend the first World Leaders´ Conservation Forum

IUCN Director General Inger Andersen will join international efforts to seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental challenges by addressing the World Leaders´ Conservation Forum (WLCF) which takes place on Jeju Island, Republic of Korea, 7 to 9 July.
 

23 May 2015 | News story

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