APN President Razan Zuayter has voiced concern that the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is not paying sufficient attention to the impacts of conflicts, wars and occupation on the environment and natural resources in the Arab region. Her comments came at the IUCN regional conference held in Amman on Nov.10th-12th, 2015. They received positive response from the IUCN senior official at the conference.
APN also took part in an exhibition held on the sidelines of the conference with a presentation on its various projects. The organization’s Advocacy officer Heather Elaydi also referred to them during a session dedicated for comments on the IUCN 2017-2020 world program. Voices of protest appeared during the conference over the quality of communication and dealing with the Union’s various forums.