Dear ARIJ Friends
“The Applied Research Institute- Jerusalem (ARIJ) would like to announce its admission to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). ARIJ is proud to become a member in such an international union that helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. Its work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice. It is also the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO Members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in some 160 countries. IUCN’s work is supported by over 1,000 staff in 45 offices and hundreds of partners in public, NGO and private sectors around the world.
This year ARIJ was one of 17 institutions and the only from the Arabic region along with Mada association from (Lebanon) accepted for the membership.
ARIJ will benefit from IUCN’s scientific credibility, its unsurpassed knowledge base and convening power, extensive networking opportunities and access to high-level political, economic and social decision making, and to conservation alliance of key scientists. As a member, ARIJ becomes part of a collective and global voice on important issues. The Union convenes the World Conservation Congress and other platforms for discussing conservation issues. ARIJ finds it an opportunity to work with its partner through this membership to advance its own cause and add to its collective strength in overcoming barriers to a sustainable Palestinian future. “
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