Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)

The IUCN West Asian region comprises of 13 countries including Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen and Iran in addition to the Gulf countries including Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. West Asia is part of three eco-regions that incorporate a variety of ecosystems, including Mediterranean forests, deserts, plains, rangelands, savannas, oases, mountains, rivers, lakes, springs, mudflats, swamps, marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds and coral reefs, all of which provide a wide array of ecosystem services and ecological corridors for migratory species through the region.
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Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest

Members in the news: The Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest

 To mark the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the Middle East Airlines, and to maintain MEA’s contribution to green spaces, the launching of the “Middle East Airlines Cedar Forest” in the Shouf Biosphere Reserve was celebrated in May 20, 2015. The MEA Cedar forest will be part of the ecological corridor that connects both eastern and western sides of the reserve. …  

01 Jun 2015 | Article

Regional Environment Information Network (REIN) Conference - H.E Dr. Taher Al Shaksheir, Minster of Environment, Speech

Working on the Arab Region Component of the GE0-6 Global Assessment

 The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is working on the process to develop the sixth Global Environment Outlook Report (GE0-6) to be released in 2018. GEO-6 is an integrated environmental assessment that informs environmental decision-making and aims to keep governments and stakeholders informed of the state of the global environment. …  

31 May 2015 | Article

MEET meeting Lebanon

Members in the news: A Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism

 The Mid-Term Conference of the MEET “Mediterranean Experience of Ecotourism” project, funded by the European Neighborhood Policy Instrument – MED Programme (ENPI-CBC MED) organized by The Shouf Biosphere Reserve in Mir Amin Palace Hotel, Beiteddine, Mount Lebanon. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

Implementing the new hunting law in Syria

Members in the news: Implementing the new hunting law in Syria

Under the patronage of H.E Eng. Ahmed Qaderi, Minister of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform (MAAR) and in cooperation with the Syrian Society for the Conservation of Wildlife (SSCW) and in collaboration with Regional Migratory Soaring Birds Project, a workshop was held under title “Training Hunters and executive cadre & staff to implement the updated hunting law” at MAAR meeting hall, Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic, on May,10th,2015. …  

28 May 2015 | Article

IUCN West Asia Annual Report 2012
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