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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!
View the MAP for our exact location.

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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

West Asia

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Raising Awareness about Biodiversity

Youths nowadays have grown up amid serious environmental issues relatively known to the previous generations.  …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

Students helping in weeding

Environmental & cultural awareness in Jordan

 " Take a walk in someone else's shoes" .. and thats excatly what a group of students from the US have done during a week in Jordan, as part of a leadership exchange programme with the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and partnered with IUCN for a week this July.  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

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Developing Legal Literacy and Governance Expertise to Protect the World’s Biodiversity

 Strong and well-implemented legal frameworks are critical to creating and maintaining effective and sustainable protected areas, which provide a fundamental infrastructure for the conservation of biological diversity and essential ecosystem services. However, the legal aspects of protected areas management and governance are often not well understood. The IUCN is addressing this problem by putting together a set of educational tools for teaching and learning about protected areas law and governance. …  

24 Jul 2014 | Article

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Our Members in the News: “Experiencing” the Ecotourism in the Mediterranean Protected Areas

 Shouf Biosphere Reserve is a crucial partner responsible for the communication part in a Mediterranean project: “MEET ‐ Mediterranean Experience of Eco‐Tourism”, which is a 3‐year long project funded by ENPI‐CBC Mediterranean Basin 2007‐2013 Programme and has been granted of about 5 Million €. …  

23 Jul 2014 | Article

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