West Asia

This page is a list of the most recently updated pages and stories that have been tagged “West Asia” by IUCN thematic and regional units.
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The Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA) Our Vision: "Secure Living in a Just & Healthy Environment"
Ehab Eid is elected SSC Vice-Chair for West Asia (IUCN Species Survival Commission)
Ehab Eid is an expert in biodiversity conservation, zoology, CITES and protected areas management in Jordan and the West Asia region. He holds a master degree in conservation, access and management...
Aisa Hammadeen is elected CEESP Vice Chair for West Asia  ( IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy)
Aisa Mustafa Hammadeen has over ten years of experience in legal works and research. He is licensed by the Jordan Bar Association. He has written contributions as well as lectures on legal topics...
In June 2016, the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman contacted IUCN for the undertaking of a survey of the...
The IUCN regional office for West Asia and the IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation, in collaboration with international regional and national experts, participated in a 10 days survey of the...
“Initial Steps for Establishment of the National Protected Areas Network in Iraq”
Representatives from IUCN ROWA, UN Environment and Ministry of Health and Environment of Iraq came together today in Amman kicking off the implementation of the project “Initial Steps for...
IUCN and Shell have agreed to work together to address key conservation challenges, including focusing on rehabilitating the Mesopotamian marshlands...
  In the Majnoon oil field in southern Iraq, IUCN is working with Shell, Wetlands International and others to help ensure that oil and gas development does not cause harm to the country’s...
IUCN and partners are implementing a project in Iraq to strengthen the institutional and technical capacity of biodiversity conservation and ecosystem management for the Iraqi Marshlands The project...
Climate Change Resilience in Palestine The Marj Sanour Watershed, the chosen location in the Jenin Governorate, Palestine. IUCN partners with  Palestinian Hydrology Group Union of Agricultural...
Integrated forest management and monitoring plan for sustainable fire prevention Background Forests in Lebanon have suffered a continuous and marked degradation process, which has led to intense...
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...
The cedar forests of Lebanon, one of the largest mountain protected areas in the Middle East and the oldest documented forests in history, has featured prominently since the earliest written records...
  Rapid market opportunity and value chain analysis for fisheries sector in Tyre - Lebanon infographics “Marine protected areas” (MPAs) may be...
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After a one month deep sea expedition in unexplored areas of the Mediterranean, scientists have found over 200 species,  including new records that...
This project was initiated following a request by the Ministry of Environment, in line with its Marine Protected Areas strategy. This project relies on scientific data flow modelling collected,...

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