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IUCN West Asia contributes to the gender and climate change training in Bangkok

In parallel with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Meeting in Bangkok, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia participated in the Training of Trainers on Gender and Climate Change. This Asian chapter of the training is the fifth in a series of successful workshops held previously in Europe, USA, and the Caribbean and the Americas. Forty five Asian sustainable development and climate change practitioners attended this three-day-training course which was convened by the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA) during Sept. 24-26, 2009 in Bangkok. …  

13 Oct 2009 | News story
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Greenomics Conference 2009 - Dubai, UAE

IUCN contribution in transition to Green Economy in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) contributed in the Greenomics 2009 conference in Dubai which focused on the need and value of ensuring harmony between society, markets and environment. Energy conservation and efficiency enhancement were highlighted by key speakers from top companies like LG Electronics, Microsoft and Emirates Airlines. IUCN ROWA presented IUCN's response to the global environmental challenges caused by the present economic model, calling for the transition to a greener economy.   …  

07 Oct 2009 | News story

Dead Sea

Valuing the Dead Sea Basin

IUCN is involved in a study to integrate environmental economic values into planning scenarios for part of the Dead Sea Basin (Jordan). It’s the first work of its kind in the region. …  

05 Sep 2009 | News story

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Strengthening IUCN commissions in West Asia

IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) is in the process to devise a strategy for engaging and activating the commission members in the West Asia Region in a purposeful manner. IUCN ROWA is keen to working with all of the commissions to make a difference in the ONE Programme Concept. Therefore, a number of focal points were from the secretariat and commissions were appointed to take the lead in facilitating the process of strengthening the role of commissions in the region. …  

30 Jul 2009 | News story

RCF 2007

Starting preparations for the next Regional Conservation Forum in 2010

After the IUCN 2nd Second West Asia Regional Committee Meeting that was held in Amman on March 30-31, 2009, the committee members called for starting with the preparations for the next IUCN 7th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF) which is proposed to be held in November 2010. …  

29 Jul 2009 | News story
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Haifaa Abdulhalim, IUCN Focal Point for World Heritage

World Heritage focal point awarded by Hans Seidel and RSCN

The Hanns Seidel Foundation in association with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan has created a Regional Training Award to give individuals working in environmental organisations. …  

29 Jul 2009 | News story

National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD)

IUCN and NCWCD partner to conserve biodiversity in Saudi Arabia

The need for biodiversity conservation in Saudi Arabia has become a rising priority, where good practice and scientific knowledge is highly required. Building on a 20-year-partnership in protected areas management, the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) has extended the partnership with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA). IUCN will provide technical support to NCWCD in the field of biodiversity conservation focusing on effective implementation of the Convention in Biological Diversity (CBD) obligations. …  

28 Jul 2009 | News story

Jordan Protected Areas Management Effectiveness National Report 2008

IUCN assists in preparing and reviewing the Management Effectiveness Report of Protected Areas in Jordan

As part of the Integrated ecosystem management in the Jordan Rift Valley Project, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has approached IUCN to review the Management Effectiveness Report of the Protected Areas in Jordan based on its international standards and expertise in protected areas management. …  

23 Jul 2009 | News story

Bald Ibis in Palmyra desert

Satellite tagging of bald ibises in Palmyra

On July 1st 2009 two sub-adult bald ibises were trapped and tagged with satellite transmitters in Palmyra in the framework of cooperation between the Syrian Desert Commission, IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and BirdLife Middle East. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story
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Participants of the World Heritage Sub-Regional Meeting in Meknes, Morocco

Sub-regional meetings on the Second cycle of Periodic reporting in the Arab states

After the first Regional meeting on the Second Cycle of Periodic Reporting in the Arab States which took place in Bahrain in December 2008, the Arab states were divided into three clusters to attend the sub-regional World Heritage Meetings that were held in Jordan, Qatar and Morocco. IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) has actively participated in the three meetings represented by IUCN World Heritage Focal Point Ms Haifaa Abdulhalim. …  

01 Jul 2009 | News story


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