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IUCN Organizes a National Consultation Session on Waqf for Environment and Sustainable Development

In light of the global financial crisis and climate change and their effects on all forms of development, IUCN emphasizes the urgent need to explore new approaching for generating local funding inspired from culture to develop new sustainable development programmes through the Waqf (trust fund) for Environment Initiative. …  

14 Apr 2009 | News story
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Norther Bald Ibis

Ibis Project Kicks off in Palmyra

IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has officially launched the Northern Bald Ibis Project in the Syrian Palmyra desert. This project aims to establish new standards and practices for protected areas design and management in Syria, where activities to conserve the Bald Ibis will be undertaken in the Palmyra Ibis Protected Area (IPA) which was established in 2004. …  

02 Apr 2009 | News story
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The Second Regional Committee for West Asia Meeting in Amman, Jordan

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia convenes its second meeting in Amman

IUCN Regional Committee for West Asia (RCWA) held its Second Meeting in Amman, Jordan on March 30-31, 2009 in the presence of IUCN Director General Ms Julia Marton-Lefevre, IUCN West Asia Regional Director Dr. Odeh Al-Jayyousi and RCWA Chair Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN Meeting in Palestine

IUCN stakeholder meeting in Palestine

Within the IUCN Director General mission to the West Asia region she also visited Jenin in Palestine where she took a tour to a number of protected areas and sites there. She met with the Jenin Deputy Governor Mr. Abdullah Barakat and the government departments' directors as well as other stakeholders in Jenin. …  

01 Apr 2009 | News story

IUCN DG Meets with IUCN members

Director General meets with IUCN members in Jordan

In a warm atmosphere, IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefèvre has met with IUCN members in Jordan in the presence of the former Jordanian Prime Minister HE Dr. Adnan Badran and Ministry of Environment Secretary General HE Mr. Faris Al Junaidi, IUCN Regional Councilor for West Asia Eng. Mohamed Shahbaz and IUCN Jordan National Committee Chair Mr. Fadi Sharaiha. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

JOHUD IUCN sign MOU to start up the eco-village

IUCN and JOHUD collaborate to start up the Eco-Village Project in Ajloun

Source: The Jordan Times
The northern town of Al Wahadneh will become a model eco-village that will apply principles of integrated ecosystem management and responsible use of natural resources to achieve sustainable development. …  

31 Mar 2009 | News story

Turkey 2009

REWARD programme presents 5 case studies in WWF

During the World Water Forum in Istanbul - Turkey, IUCN Regional Water Resources & Drylands Programme (REWARD) has presented 5 case studies demonstrating the five REWARD pilot projects in Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Yemen. …  

30 Mar 2009 | News story

Cooperation between IUCN and BirdLife International

IUCN ROWA and Birdlife Middle East join forces to save the Bald Ibis

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with BirdLife International - Middle East to enhance the conservation status of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis colony breeding in the Syrian Palmyra desert. Within this agreement IUCN ROWA and BirdLife ME will jointly coordinate and implement the Northern Bald Ibis Conservation Program in the Middle East & Turkey. This project is implemented in close coordination with the General Commission for Badia Management & Development in Syria. …  

22 Mar 2009 | News story

Compost project Sharkia, Egypt

Compensación total de las emisiones carbónicas estimadas del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN

El Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN es un evento verdaderamente único por su capacidad de convocatoria de tan numerosos miembros de la comunidad mundial del medio ambiente. Esta oportunidad sin igual de aprender, intercambiar ideas y conocer gente es invalorable para los delegados. No obstante, la mayor reunión mundial del medio ambiente representa también un coste para el planeta. Una evaluación independiente de los gases de efecto invernadero del Congreso Mundial de la Naturaleza de la UICN (Barcelona, 5-14 de octubre de 2008), realizada por ECCM, calculó que el evento generó 7.934 toneladas de equivalentes de dióxido de carbono. …   | English | French

12 Feb 2009 | News story
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Buy, Sell and Trade! Free Game on Ecosystem Services.

IUCN and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work. …  

20 Jan 2009 | News story

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