Tag Archives | wetlands

Conserving Iran and Iraq’s Wetlands

There’s growing awareness in the Islamic Republic of Iran that wetlands are valuable and sustain livelihoods. Ramsar, “the gem of northern Iran”, is the town that gives its name to the Ramsar Convention. The Convention is an intergovernmental treaty that provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use […]

UNDP Advertises for Technical Expert in Tehran

By John Lee. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advertised the position of Technical Expert for a “Sustainable Agriculture and Critical Biodiversity Conservation” project, offered by the Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project (CIWP). Interested candidates should send their covering letter and resume – as a scanned attachment – to the mentioned email address or fax number in […]

Joining forces to Save Iran’s Drying Wetlands

The future security and wellbeing of humanity is being challenged by a number of things relating to the environment. The concept of human security equates security with people rather than territory – with development rather than arms. In this sense, our security to have access to food and water, to breathe clean air as well […]

UNDP Advertises for Intern in Tehran

By John Lee. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has advertised the position of Intern for “Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project”, offered by the Department of Environment, Tehran. Interested candidates should send their covering letter and resume – as a scanned attachment – to the mentioned email address or fax number in the TOR within the fixed application deadline. […]

Iranian NGOs win UN Equator Prize

Exciting news from the wetlands initiative in Iran: the Umbrella Group of Naghadeh NGOs is to receive one of the 21 awards of the coveted United Nations’ Equator Prize. The award will be conferred on 7 December at the COP21 event in Paris. This is the first time an organization from Iran receives this prestigious […]