a dolphin died because of garbage ingestion

Members in the News: Cetaceans in Syria: the Current Status and the Governing Legislations

 Despite the war and turmoil in Syria, the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) is still working and has potential activities to assess the impact of the war on the Syrian Biodiversity. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) National Steering Committee in Jordan updated on R-KNOW Platform activities

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

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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Members in the News: Drafting the MEET Ecotourism Catalogue

 The Mediterranean is one of the world’s most interesting regions in terms of ecotourism potentials thanks to a high diversity of landscapes and ecosystems as well as a unique cultural heritage and socio-economic mosaic. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

APN in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meeting

Members in the News: The Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) Organized A Side Event on Innovative Monitoring Mechanisms within the Committee on World Food Security

 The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) meets annually to develop and assess policies combating global food insecurity and reviews the effectiveness of these actions and goals year round. The annual public CFS meeting is supplemented by work from other sessions convened throughout the year and across the world. The CFS submits an annual report to the UN Economic and Social Council. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

Water DROP - Balqa Governorate

5 Public Schools and 20 Beneficiaries are Chosen for Pilot Projects in Water Conservation in Balqa Governorate

 Recent statistics show that “Jordan now ranks as the world’s second water-poorest country, where water per capita is 88 per cent below the international water poverty line”. This year, Water DROP will help a number of beneficiaries in the Balqa Governorate install water harvesting techniques aiming at reducing the water crisis in their area. …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

Libanoticum Fiesta

Members in the News: Libanoticum Fiesta

 Having extraordinarily varied climate due to the wide range of elevation and the westerly winds, Lebanon is rich in flora with more than 3,000 species. Aiming at celebrating the Lebanese floral heritage and promoting Lebanon’s indigenous plants, especially those that are named after Lebanon or any of the Lebanese Areas, the Libanoticum Fiesta on 3rd October, 2014 in Jdaideh, Lebanon was organized. …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

IUCN ROWA presentation - UNCCD NAP

Engaging Relevant Stakeholders in Finalizing Jordan’s National Strategy for CBD and UNCCD

 After finalizing the national report for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the national report for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), IUCN ROWA drafted Jordan’s National Action Programme (NAP) to Combat Desertification and Mitigate Impacts of Drought and the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

Lebanon’s marine environment

Declaring Two Marine Protected Areas in Lebanon

 Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained world recognition as effective tools to protect the marine environment and are much in favor in the Mediterranean, where about a hundred of them have been declared during recent decades to grant special protection to sites perceived to contain the most valuable marine habitats and species. Embattled by the complexities of saving their sea as a whole, Mediterranean nations have resolved to carve out their remaining crown jewels from the sea and struggle to conserve them through MPA designations. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article


Members in the News: Snapshot-to-Recycle

 Snapshot-To-Recycle! project will take place in Jordan, and mainly be based on the media, the internet and  social media platforms. It aims to get people to take photos of problematic waste sites, to describe them, and to upload a photo, including the exact location. All those descriptions and pictures will become visible within seconds on an online map. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article

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Members in the News: Hiking the historical Barouk River Valley Trail

 With the transformation of the season, as landscapes are touched by that autumnal glow, fall can be the best season to explore Lebanon’s rich outdoors. Hiking an ancient trail under red and yellow leafed trees by the flowing waters of the Barouk River is an experience not to be missed. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article