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Annual General Assembly Meeting 2016
RSCN Board of Directors have approved the annual report for the year 2015 during the Annual General Assembly Meeting on Monday May 16, at the Wild Jordan Center.
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In the Fiftieth Anniversary of RSCN Establishment 
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Nineteen Projects Shortlisted for 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Tucked Away Places: Feynan Ecolodge
Geneva, Switzerland, May 9th, 2016, - The 19 shortlisted projects for the 2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced.
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Thirty minutes off the Dead Sea Highway, nestled in the foothills of the Dana Biosphere Nature Reserve in Jordan, Feynan Ecolodge is considered one of the world's top ecolodges ever. Read more
Regional Envirnomental NEWS
New book Release from Libya Brings Joy to Ornithologists
Bird conservation and identification in Libya has reached a new milestone with the release of a new guide entitled ‘Birds of Libya’. This book is an annotated checklist of the 350 bird species recorded in Libya.
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World Envirnomental NEWS
An Eco-Village in Panama to be constructed from Recycled Plastic Bottles
In a world where billions of disposable recyclable plastic bottles are used each year, finding innovative ways to reuse them in the area where they are collected is a tough challenge.
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Bio Bit
Photo of the Month
Porcupine is considered a big rodent at Jordan; its body is covered with very sharp spines that used to save themselves from carnivores; it lives in arid and semiarid areas. The porcupine is considered the second biggest rodent in the world after hydrochoerus species. Its length reaches (64 - 91) cm, tail length reaches (20 - 25) cm, and its weight is (5.4 -15.9) kg. Generally speaking, the porcupines are herbivorous species. They prefer roots and leaves; therefore, it is considered a nocturnal species.
Urginea maritima grows in the Western Mediterranean, the Levant, and some parts of Africa region. Its bulbs looks like the bulbs of onions, even bigger. Its leaves are unpalatable to livestock while in the green form, and they become addable for livestock when dry. It is useful to treat some medical issues, as it helps the heart muscles and prevent vomiting. Porcupine animals like this plant and eat its bulbs.
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Environmental Tip
Frogs do not drink water; they absorb it through their skin.
 
Turn off dripping taps!
Make sure that leaking pipes or taps are fixed quickly.
An RSCN Sponsorship Menu Project that You can Support:
Wild Recon Film Screening (2,000 JOD)
Wild Recon is one of the wildest shows broadcast on Animal Planet. It follows the adventures of animal explorer Donald Schultz, who is taken on dangerous missions that could yield life-changing scientific discoveries. The RSCN hosted the Wild Recon group in Jordan and facilitated the filming of Jordan’s wildlife, specifically its animals. In order to share this unique experience with the public, nature and wildlife lovers in particular, the RSCN aims at screening this film in a public theater, followed by a discussion with our researchers to give an exciting “behind the scenes” account of the filming.
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