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Launching Jordan’s first safari in the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) with the support of Arab Bank launched Jordan’s first safari trips in the Shaumari Wildlife Reserve.
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Feynan Eco-Lodge wins int'l accolade from National Geographic
Feynan Eco-lodge
Feynan Eco-Lodge, a solar-powered retreat located in the heart of Jordan’s southern desert, has been selected by the National Geographic as one of the top 25 global eco-lodges for the year 2013.
MPs plan Agriculture Law amendments to protect forests
The parliamentarians made their remarks on the sidelines of the “Green Line” film screening, prepared by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the Jordan Green Building Council.

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Seminar on recycling at RSCN
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in cooperation with the Dutch Embassy in Amman and the Friends of the Environment Society organized the seminar "Start recycling, save the environment".

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Local Environmental News
Students recognised for innovations to safeguard environment
Students’ innovative environment protection solutions were recognised on May 28th under the 2012/2013 Queen Alia Competition for Social Responsibility.

World Environmental News
Centuries-old frozen plants revived
Plants that were frozen during the "Little Ice Age" centuries ago have been observed sprouting new growth, scientists say. Samples of 400-year-old plants known as bryophytes have flourished under laboratory conditions.

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An eco-friendly orphanage in Nepal
The children in an orphanage near Kathmandu don’t have to worry about a steady supply of light, heat and energy. Even after the sun sets, green power keeps the orphanage going.

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Wadi Ibn Hammad Special
Conservation Site

Ibn Hamad is located in the Al Karak Governorate and flows down to the Dead Sea area. It starts at an altitude of 550m and goes down to -380m below sea level. The site is mainly home to water vegetation types and holds several threatened species of flora and fauna such as the Striped Hyena and the Scarce Marsh Helleborine. The site is under several threats the main one being uncontrolled recreational and tourism activities. 
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Common Name: Roller
Scientific Name: Coracias garrulus
An European bird species which extends its distribution to the Middle East area. It is confined to warm, dry, open lands with scattered trees, and prefers lowlands. This species is under several threats the major one being habitat degradation. Its population is decreasing worldwide.


Did you know!

Did you know that an endemic fish species to the Dead Sea area lives in Wadi Ibn Hammad and is called the Jordanian log sucker; Garra ghorensis 
Environmental Tips

Protect yourself in summer, always apply sun block SPF 15 or more to protect your skin from solar UV radiation.

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Study of the Shaumari Animals and Plants (2,500 JOD)

The Shaumari Wildlife Reserve was the first nature reserve to be established in Jordan. It had the first re-introduction and breeding program to restore the locally extinct species of Oryx, as well as other endangered species.

The information about this area’s fauna and flora (animals and plants) is relatively old, thus needs to be updated to current findings. The RSCN is planning to conduct an assessment of fauna and flora in Shaumari, which includes field work, equipment use, and reporting. When accomplished, this survey will enhance the knowledge we hold about the Shaumari Reserve and assist in improving its sustainable management.

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