News | 25 Apr, 2023
Ziad Samaha tragically passed away on 22 April 2023 following a diving accident, at the age of 42. Ziad was the IUCN Marine and Coastal Zone Management Programme Manager for the Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) for nearly ten years, until June 2022.
Story | 24 Apr, 2023
Today we honour a dear IUCN colleague and friend - Ziad Samaha - who was a true champion for conservation in the Mediterranean.
Story | 19 May, 2020
Lebanon, in the throes of a banking, monetary and financial crisis, is looking for a ray of light at the bottom of the sea. In February, it began exploring potential oil and gas deposits beneath the seafloor. But given the complex web of geostrategic interests, among other issues, ensuring the…
Story | 23 Oct, 2019
The entirety of protected area management and governance has been available in one book since the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, in Sydney. The Spanish version of this publication, 'Protected Area Governance and Management’, was launched in Lima, on 15 October 2019, at the third Latin American…
Story | 04 Mar, 2019
IUCN ROWA new marine project in Lebanon, thanks to the generous contribution of 9 million NOK from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Beirut.
Story | 23 Apr, 2018
Al-Shouf Cedar Nature Reserve, accounting for a quarter of the remaining cedar forest in Lebanon, was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in July 2005. Covering approximately 50,000 hectares - or 5% of the total area of Lebanon, the legendary cedar is still revered and remains prominent in…