West Asia

Gender empowerment in Azraq, Jordan

Women and Water

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. …  

08 Mar 2011 | News story

Kuwait

IUCN Members to convene in Kuwait for the West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum

Amman, Jordan – 6 March 2011 – Members of IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature will gather in Kuwait for the IUCN West Asia 7th Regional Conservation Forum (RCF), which will be held from 2-5 May 2011. The RCF is organized by IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) and co-hosted by the State of Kuwait through the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The forum will discuss issues related to the RCF theme “Climate Change and Biodiversity: Climate Change; Threats and Opportunities for Biodiversity and Ecosystems”. …  

06 Mar 2011 | News story
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Woman collecting firewood, Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Towards an IUCN strategy for sustainable bioenergy

“By 2016, bioenergy responsibly contributes to biodiversity conservation, climate change solutions and sustainable livelihoods, as part of building resilient ecological and socio-economic systems.” This is IUCN’s working vision for sustainable bioenergy, an outcome of a recent workshop that convened Members, partners, Commissions and IUCN staff to develop an IUCN bioenergy strategy.* …  

18 Feb 2011 | News story
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Right to left: HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, Founder of the Royal Botanic Garden Initiative, HE Nasser Shraideh Minister of Environment in Jordan and HE Dr. Saleh Wreikat, Member of the Parliament

Training of Trainers on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ in West Asia

The West Asia region is known for its rich biodiversity and wide range of fauna and flora, but like any other region, its biodiversity is seriously threatened. Due to increasing threats to species, there is an urgent need to build capacity in the West Asia for assessing the status of threatened fauna and flora, and thus the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature – Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) are organizing a joint regional workshop to train experts in West Asia on the use of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. …  

17 Jan 2011 | News story
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

IUCN welcomes ‘Forests 2011’ - International Year of Forests

The world’s forests are essential to life in all its diversity and to attaining humanity’s biggest goals such as reducing poverty, curbing climate change and achieving sustainable development. Throughout 2011 IUCN will work towards making sure that forests deliver their maximum potential for human well-being and biodiversity conservation. …   | Spanish

03 Jan 2011 | News story

IUCN partners with ACWUA during the Arab Water Week

IUCN partners with ACWUA during Arab Water Week

In a region that is severely affected by climate change, population growth and increasing demand on water resources, an urgent need for addressing those challenges has become essential to propose common solutions to better manage water resources in the Arab region. Therefore, the first Arab Water Week was organized in Amman, Jordan from 5-9 December, 2010 by the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA) under the umbrella of the League of Arab States (LAS) and in partnership with the Arab Ministerial Water Council (AMWC) and the Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation (MWI). …  

10 Dec 2010 | News story

Royal Botanic Garden

IUCN and Royal Botanic Garden create synergies to conserve biodiversity in Jordan

Creating synergies towards biodiversity conservation in Jordan was the main aim of the partnership between IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature and the Royal Botanic Garden. This partnership was officially announced through a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed recently between both parties to jointly pursue their conservation efforts that promote equitable and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources in Jordan and the West Asia region. …  

02 Dec 2010 | News story

Children washing laundry in a freshwater pool, with potable water, generated through upwelling from the dam, Saloum Delta, Senegal

IUCN Water marks World Toilet Day

The IUCN Water Programme, through the Water and Nature Initiative (WANI), joins the global community to mark this year's World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. …  

19 Nov 2010 | News story

Children Playing at Zarqa River

Celebrating Earth Charter with Arabic WANI toolkits launch

On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Earth Charter for North Africa and the Middle East Region, IUCN is launching two new Arabic WANI toolkits. …  

09 Nov 2010 | News story

IUCN members in UAE Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

IUCN and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve promote nature conservation in UAE

Building on the conservation efforts undertaken by IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature in the West Asia region through the Regional Office for West Asia, IUCN partnered with Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve (DDCR) to promote nature conservation and the equitable and ecologically sustainable use of natural resources in United Arabs Emirates. …  

28 Sep 2010 | News story


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