Protected Areas, Biodiversity & World Heritage Programme

“Living in Harmony with Nature"

The Protected Areas, Biodiversity & World Heritage programme with this three thematic areas work in harmony to help ecosystems to be resilient and continue to provide services to secure the variety of life in West Asia.

Protected areas programme help to conserve key elements of biodiversity, play a significant role in social and economic development, and embody many practical approaches to participatory and collaborative management.

World Heritage initiative supports the World Heritage related activities in the Arab States region on a broader framework of the IUCN's Global World Heritage Programme; to enhance the role of the World Heritage Convention in protecting the planet’s biodiversity and promote effective use of its mechanisms to strengthen the conservation and management of natural World Heritage site.

Biodiversity and Business programme aims at engaging the business sector in the global movement towards biodiversity nature conservation.

For more information about the programme, kindly contact:

Dr. Hany El Shaer – Programme Manager


Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Shouf Biosphere Reserve

Photo: Shouf Biosphere Reserve