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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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...
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...
Climate Change Resilience in Lebanon The Akkar Watershed, the chosen location in Lebanon. IUCN partners with  Society for the Protection of Nature in Lebanon Mada Akkar is one of the...
A workshop on the Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) was organized for the first time in Lebanon on January 20th, 2017. The aim of this meeting was to...
Following this workshop, the Nature Conservation Center at the American University of Beirut (AUB-NCC) hosted on January 21th, the National Meeting on the Conservation of Plants and Important Plant...
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,...
Supporting the Management of Important Marine Habitats and Species in Lebanon.   Background Marine protected areas (MPAs) have gained world recognition as effective tools to protect the marine...
Following the first analysis of the deep sea expedition in unexplored areas of the Lebanese coast,  the Deep-Sea Lebanon project has held on April...
The first results from the first deep sea expedition ever in the sea canyons of Lebanon (Cheka & Batroun, Bay of Jounieh, Northern St. George, Beirut Escarpment and Gulf of Beirut and Saida)...
Climate Change Resilience in Egypt Two locations chosen for Egypt, Beni Suef & Minya. Beni Suef: Bahsimoon, Mayana, Masharka Minya: Taybeh, Kom al Raheb, Shosheh IUCN partners with...
Jordan has only 5% of its total area arable. In such conditions sustainable use of natural resources is a big challenge owing to the scarcity of water, the ongoing processes of land degradation due...

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