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Developing Legal Literacy and Governance Expertise to Protect the World’s Biodiversity

 Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide a fundamental infrastructure for the conservation of biological diversity and essential ecosystem services. However, the legal aspects of protected areas management and governance are often not well understood. The IUCN is addressing this problem by putting together a set of educational tools for teaching and learning about protected areas law and governance. …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

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Our Members in the News: “Experiencing” the Ecotourism in the Mediterranean Protected Areas

 Shouf Biosphere Reserve is a crucial partner responsible for the communication part in a Mediterranean project: “MEET ‐ Mediterranean Experience of Eco‐Tourism”, which is a 3‐year long project funded by ENPI‐CBC Mediterranean Basin 2007‐2013 Programme and has been granted of about 5 Million €. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

The Green Turtle caught in Gio Hai is released to the sea in good health status

The Coexistence of the Nesting Green Sea Turtle and Touristic Activity in Tyre

 The southern sites of the Lebanese coast (Tyre Coast Nature Reserve, Abbassieh and Al Manssouri) are important nationally and regionally for the endangered green and loggerhead turtles. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

Lake Bogoria lesser flamingos

IUCN welcomes 11 new Members

The IUCN Council has admitted 11 new Members to IUCN. …   | French | Spanish

14 Jul 2014 | News story

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Our Members in the News: The Birdlife International 48th Global Council Meeting 2014

 The Council participates in an interactive workshop for local institutions being hosted by the Arab Bank in Jordan and organized by RSCN. An opportunity  to promote RSCN’s work as a BirdLife Partner in Jordan. …  

06 Jul 2014 | Article

The Cedar Pride shipwreck in Aqaba

Our Members in the News: Promoting social and economic development in Med countries

The Cedar Pride shipwreck site in Aqaba- Jordan, selected as a pilot site in the HELAND project, the only underwater site selected in the project as it holds a unique extraordinary ecological and historical value. …  

06 Jul 2014 | Article

Round Table Discussion

Our Members in News: Bahrain Women Association Celebrates World Environment Day - Raise your Voice, Not the Sea Level

Environmental Citizenship Program of Bahrain Women Association in collaboration with Arab Young Climate Change Movement (AYCM) celebrated the World Environment Day (WED) 2014 with the Green Club members at Royal University for Women in the Kingdom of Bahrain on June 5th. …  

01 Jul 2014 | Article

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Our Members in News: Emirates Environmental Group Joins Forces with FARNEK to Accelerate Climate Protection Awareness

 In an attempt to fight the current climate crisis on the professional and practical level, Emirates Environmental Group, with UN Global Compact Network and supported by FARNEK Total Facilities Management conducted a one-day “Climate Protection Workshop” on the 19th of June 2014 in Dubai. …  

30 Jun 2014 | Article

The Opening Ceremony

The Opening of a Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Muqablaine

 “In fact, in Jordan, only 63% of the population is connected to the central wastewater network.” H.E. the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Dr. Hazim El-Naser said. “This leaves a significant amount of the population, especially in rural and new development zones of cities without this service, leading often to the usage of inadequate solutions with possible negative effects on the environment and public health” …  

30 Jun 2014 | Article

Hima Bani Hashem Villages

The Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima - Endorsed

As a sign of HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal’s belief in the role of Al- Hima in combating desertification and drought in West Asia in general and Jordan in particular, he signed The Amman Declaration on Innovating Hima.prepared by IUCN ROWA and different stakeholders during a Forum last month.  …  

25 Jun 2014 | Article

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