IUCN General Director with HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal

IUCN Director General Visits Jordan

 Ms. Inger Anderson visited Jordan after taking her duties as the Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) aiming at visiting the IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) that is based in Amman. The government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan had offered to host IUCN ROWA to be established in Jordan in 2004 because of its belief in the importance of conserving nature and its commitment to the implementation of international environmental conventions. …  

17 Mar 2015 | Article

Rangeland Ecosystem Services

Mapping Rangelands in Jordan

The science of assessing rangelands is changing as concepts and protocols continue to evolve. The concept of rangeland health was advanced as an alternative to range condition (National Research Council 1994). The ecological status concept is currently used by most range professionals as the basis for inventory and assessment (USDS). …  

07 Mar 2015 | Article


International Conference: Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities

 The ECOPLANTMED project, “ECOlogical use of native PLANTs for environmental restoration and sustainable development in the MEDiterranean region”, invites you to the International Conference with the theme “Ecological Restoration in the Mediterranean region: Challenges and Opportunities”, hosted by the project partner Saint Joseph University (USJ) in Beirut, Lebanon on 15 and 16 October 2015. The conference focuses on ecological restoration of Mediterranean type habitats and intends to highlight the importance of using native plants for restoration. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

The Green Caravan Campaign - Ira, Jordan

Members in the News: The Green Caravan Campaign Planted Carob Seedlings in Ira, Jordan

Working on the Green Caravan Campaign, which is a three-year project aimed at combating desertification, overgrazing and urban sprawl in Jordan, the Arab Group for protection of Nature (APN) chose Ira Forestry Station in Balqa Governorate to be its next site to plant around 500 Carob seedlings. Carob has many economic, nutritional and medical benefits as well as a resilience to the harsh climate and drought, where it does not need water and intensive care to grow. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

World Water Forum 2015 logo

RKNOW at the World Water Forum 2015

 RKNOW will be launched at a side event at the World Water Forum 2015, South Korea. IUCN, members and partners will be attending the World Water Forum 2015 to share the Regional Knowledge Network on Water and its new knowledge. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

RKNOW logo

Introducing the Regional Water Knowledge Portal

The Regional Knowledge Network on Water (R-KNOW) introduces its knowledge sharing database. Containing more than nine shared case studies, RKNOW is proudly presenting new knowledge and data over four thematic areas for the MENA region. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

Engineers undergoing GIS training

Water Conservation in Balqa, Jordan

This year, and following up on Water DROP activities in Balqa, Jordan, a number of beneficiaries in the Balqa Governorate have been granted water harvesting wells aiming at reducing their water crisis in the area. …  

05 Mar 2015 | Article

Pastoralism and the Green Economy – a natural nexus? Status, challenges and policy implications

IUCN Launches the Publication “Pastoralism and the Green Economy” during the 3rd UNCCD Scientific Conference in Cancun Mexico 9th to 12 March 2015

The global Drylands Initiative in Collaboration with UNEP will be launching a publication they produced together at the 3rd UNCCD scientific conference in Mexico in early March. …  

08 Feb 2015 | Article

Dr. Radi Tarawneh - MoA Secretary General

Embedding Biodiversity Considerations into Policies, Strategies and Practices

 A concerted effort is required to mainstream dryland biodiversity and coordinate actions between all government sectors, and this poses particular challenges of scale in the drylands. Government institutions need to be tailored towards supporting and augmenting the skills of land managers and government staff often require new skills to conduct more participatory planning. …  

05 Feb 2015 | Article


Members in the News: APN's Million Tree Campaign at AFED's 7th Annual Conference

 A team from the Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) participated in the Seventh Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) on Food Security in Arab Countries at the Le Meridien Hotel, Amman last year. The Conference was organized in collaboration with FAO, ESCWA, ICARDA, and the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development. …  

03 Feb 2015 | Article