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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Hima Bani Hashem Villages

IUCN at the Global Soil Week

 During this year’s Global Soil Week that is held between the 19th and 23rd of April in Berlin Germany, IUCN is presenting the findings from economic valuation studies conducted in Jordan, Mali and Sudan at a side event on how to integrate economic arguments into decision making processes organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF) and the Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD). The studies were produced jointly by the IUCN Global Economics Programme and the IUCN Global Drylands Initiative, funded through ELD. …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Fadi Shraideh

New Regional Director Appointed for ROWA

IUCN ROWA would like to announce the new appointment of a Regional Director, Mr Fadi Al-Shraideh.  …  

21 Apr 2015 | Article

Opening of WOCAT LADA Tools Training

WOCAT-LADA Tools: Assessing and Quantifying Land Degradation

As a result of the great collective efforts between the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA), Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in Jordan, ICARDA and FAO Nearest, a training on the use of WOCAT-LADA tools and Restoration of degraded lands for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) in Jordan was held under the patronage of Dr. Radi El Tarawneh, the General Secretary of MoA, from the 13th to 16th Apr 2015 in Amman. The aim of the training was to introduce WOCAT-LADA tools and methodologies to a different stakeholders from government and non-governmental organizations in Jordan. …  

18 Apr 2015 | Article

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Updating the R-KNOW National Steering Committee in Jordan on R-KNOW Activities

 The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Regional Knowledge Network on Systemic Approaches to Water Resources Management (R-KNOW) project in Jordan, which is consists of stakeholders from different governmental institutions and NGOs, meets on a regular basis in order to discuss project activities in Jordan. …  

17 Apr 2015 | Article

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