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Iraqi Marshes - Photo credit: Laith Ali Al-Obeidi

Jellyfish species sighted for first time in Iraq

Tue, 15/11/2016

Life continues to return to Iraq’s historic marshlands – and in some cases, species tha

Navigating a sustainable path to eco-tourism in Palestine

Thu, 10/11/2016
Palestine’s first-ever eco-tourism conference which took place yesterday focus on finding ways to protect Palestine’s unique natural heritage while sustainably tapping its economic and social benefits.

Saudi authorities sound warning on illegal hunting in rented farms

Tue, 08/11/2016
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture has condemned the hunting of migratory and protected birds in private farms.
Eurasian Golden Orioles (Oriolus oriolus) ©RSCN

The largest hunting violation ever recorded in Jordan

Tue, 01/11/2016
The illegal killing and trading of birds is one of the rising issues for conservation

Solar power ready to light up Mujib Biosphere Reserve

Tue, 25/10/2016
The Royal Society for The Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and in cooperation with the W
Some of the trainees in the highlands of Yemen ©Hakim Aulaiah

Biodiversity conservation in Yemen – joining forces for the future

Wed, 19/10/2016
Conservationists in war-torn Yemen are organising themselves to be ready for conservation action - when it is safe again.
The pharaoh eagle-owl (Bubo ascalaphus)  ©Faisal Hajwal

Birds of the Arabian Night

Sun, 16/10/2016
When the Sun begins to set on the Middle East, the majority of the region’s birdlife settle down to roost for the night. Yet for others, the day is just beginning.