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A quarter of sharks and rays threatened with extinction

A quarter of the world’s sharks and rays are threatened with extinction according to The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™, with ray species found to be at a higher risk than sharks. The findings are part of the first ever global analysis of these species carried out by the IUCN Shark Specialist Group (SSG). …   | Dutch

21 Jan 2014 | News story

Western Gray Whale in Sakhalin

Keeping whales safe in sound

A unique collaboration between the oil and gas industry, scientists and conservationists proves a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales and other species. …   | French | Russian

20 Jan 2014 | International news release

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The Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) is coming to Amman

FAO are taking advantage of the 21st Near East Forestry and Range Commission (NEFRC) to hold the 3rd Near East Forestry Week (NEFW) in Amman, Jordan in 26th January 2014. …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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Marine and Coastal Management Programme Activities in Tyre

Pierre Haddad hosting the Marine and Coastal Management Programme Manager, on his talk show Akhdar Mesh Yabes on MBS radio on the 19th of December 2013.  …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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Arab States welcome the success of the ROWA - TABEÁ Program Manamah, Bahrain 24-26 Nov, 2013

An Annual Regional Meeting joining 16 country delegations for both nature and culture heritage focal points commenced on the 24th of November 2013. The annual meeting showcases their achievements and later discusses their annual workplan.  …  

09 Jan 2014 | Article
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Climate Change Local Knowledge Assessments in Bani Hashem Villages

During the months of November and December 2013, IUCN ROWA funded by ICARDA (The Internation Center for Agricultural Research in Dryland Areas) has undergone climate Change Local Knowledge Assessments in Bani Hashem Villages   …  

08 Jan 2014 | Article
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Selected Catchment Area - Jordan

IUCN ROWA takes on a Chapter for the Jordan's Third National Communication to UNFCCC

 IUCN ROWA takes up writing a very important chapter for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Third National Communication Report . …  

08 Jan 2014 | Article
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World Heritage: Tabe’a project

Supporting and strengthen management of World Heritage in the Arab States

Two Regional workshops organized by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN - ROWA) and co- funded with the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH) were launched in September 2013. …  

30 Dec 2013 | Article
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Coral reefs - New Caledonia

Travel around the most beautiful places on Earth, for free!

This holiday season, IUCN's World Heritage Programme is offering you a trip around Earth’s natural wonders. Discover the locations of 222 natural World Heritage sites across the planet; let yourself be transported by 3D simulation, and inspired by some amazing photos. …  

20 Dec 2013 | Article

League of Arab States

Implementing Disaster Risk Reduction in the Arab Region

A regional workshop on the ‘Implementation of the Arab Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction and Developing an Arab position on the post-2015 framework on disaster risk reduction (HFA2)’ was launched on the 25th of November 2013.  …  

03 Dec 2013 | Article
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