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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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West Asia

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The Arab Region Environmental Information Network

As an observer member in the League of Arab State, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA) attended the Joint Meeting of the Indicators and the Regional Networking Working Groups, which was held on the 12th Octobebr, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt aiming at discussing the status of the Environment in the Arab Region. …  

07 Nov 2014 | Article

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

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