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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Opening Ceremony under the patronage of the HE Minister of Environment from Egypt

RKNOW: Providing knowledge & guidance; and how well they can be applied

Many accumulative environmental experiences have been implemented all around the world; specific examples exist in the Arab region with best water management models. These experiences and knowledge are not well known by others in the world and even in the region; for that reason, RKNOW was born. …  

14 May 2015 | Article

IUCN ROWA assisting in training about water integrity

Regional Capacity on Water Integrity Builds Up

 More than 20 participants from MENA region trained on improving transparency, accountability and participation in the water sector, 9-10 May 2015 in Sharm El Shaikh, Egypt. …  

11 May 2015 | Article

The Nature & Water Knowledge Sharing Forum

IUCN ROWA Organizes Two Regional Conferences

  The 2nd Regional Training Course: Water Integrity for MENA Region, will take place from 9 to 10 of May 2015 at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This training course will be held in connection with the IUCN-ROWA regional conference “Water and Nature Knowledge Sharing Forum” which will take place from 11 to 14 May 2015. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East - Book Cover

Members in the News: SPNL Have Released A New Book

 The Society for the Protection of Nature in ‪Lebanon‬ in cooperation with IUCN Regional Office for West Asia have released a Book: Field Guide to the ‪Mammals‬ of the Middle East. It is an accessible text suitable for graduate students and professionals in the fields of mammal biology, conservation biology, and ecology, as well as nature conservation practitioners and mammal specialists. …  

03 May 2015 | Article

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