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IUCN ROWA moves to new premises

IUCN ROWA has grown over recent years, currently consisting of more than 15 full time staff members. This growth only means moving to newer offices.

IUCN ROWA will relocate as of 1 April 2014 to:
Sweifiyeh – Hasan Baker Al Azazi St. #20

We warmly invite you to visit us at our new premises this spring!
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West Asia

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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Water DROP - Balqa Governorate

5 Public Schools and 20 Beneficiaries are Chosen for Pilot Projects in Water Conservation in Balqa Governorate

 Recent statistics show that “Jordan now ranks as the world’s second water-poorest country, where water per capita is 88 per cent below the international water poverty line”. This year, Water DROP will help a number of beneficiaries in the Balqa Governorate install water harvesting techniques aiming at reducing the water crisis in their area. …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

Libanoticum Fiesta

Members in the News: Libanoticum Fiesta

 Having extraordinarily varied climate due to the wide range of elevation and the westerly winds, Lebanon is rich in flora with more than 3,000 species. Aiming at celebrating the Lebanese floral heritage and promoting Lebanon’s indigenous plants, especially those that are named after Lebanon or any of the Lebanese Areas, the Libanoticum Fiesta on 3rd October, 2014 in Jdaideh, Lebanon was organized. …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

IUCN ROWA presentation - UNCCD NAP

Engaging Relevant Stakeholders in Finalizing Jordan’s National Strategy for CBD and UNCCD

 After finalizing the national report for the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the national report for the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), IUCN ROWA drafted Jordan’s National Action Programme (NAP) to Combat Desertification and Mitigate Impacts of Drought and the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). …  

26 Oct 2014 | Article

Lebanon’s marine environment

Declaring Two Marine Protected Areas in Lebanon

 Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained world recognition as effective tools to protect the marine environment and are much in favor in the Mediterranean, where about a hundred of them have been declared during recent decades to grant special protection to sites perceived to contain the most valuable marine habitats and species. Embattled by the complexities of saving their sea as a whole, Mediterranean nations have resolved to carve out their remaining crown jewels from the sea and struggle to conserve them through MPA designations. …  

08 Oct 2014 | Article

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