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Clean Up the World Campaign 2013 - Yarmouk Nature Reserve
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has organized the fifth edition of (Clean up the world) campaign for 2013 at Yarmouk Nature Reserve, under an exclusive sponsorship of the Arab bank.
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Cooperation Agreement between Ayla Oasis and RSCN
The Ayla Oasis Development Company and the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) signed a cooperation agreement to study the impact of the Ayla residential project on migratory birds.
 
Eco-tourism in Jordan
In a beautiful modern building on a hill overlooking one of the landmarks of Amman stand the offices of Wild Jordan.

 
Regional Environmental News
Solid Waste Management in Oman
Waste management is a challenging issue for the Sultanate of Oman because of its adverse impacts on environment and public health. With population of almost 3 million inhabitants, the country produced about 1.6 million tons of solid waste in 2010.
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World Environmental News
Deadly lake turns animals into statues
Lake Natron in Tanzania is one of the most serene lakes in Africa, but images captured there look as though living animals had instantly turned to stone!
 
 
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Not all Fires Threaten the Climate
Johann Georg Goldammer researches ways to prevent and control wildfires. In an interview with Global Ideas, he explains why fire isn’t just destructive – in fact, there are ecosystems that thrive on regular blazes.
 
BioBits
Strengthening the Management Planning of Mujib as a Biosphere Reserve
 
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is implementing a project over a two year period. The project aims to improve the management of Mujib as a biosphere reserve. To do this, three major goals will be achieved. These include developing a management plan with a detailed zoning plan, improving the socio-economic status of Mujib’s local communities and developing a transitional land use zoning plan for Mujib and its surroundings including Humrat Maen, Ibn Hamad and a portion of the eastern parts of Mujib reserve.
Picture of the Month
Trade in Animals in Jordan
 

Trade in protected animals is a lucrative and illegal activitiy.In Jordan, a study performed in Jordan’s Friday animal market showed there is more than a $2.5M yearly trade in protected animal species such as birds, mammals and reptiles. The majority of species were birds with a total of 56 species followed by mammals and reptiles but to a lesser extent. 


 
 
Did you know!

Toothbrush tree known as Arak (Scientific name: Salvadora Presica) is a shrub having many branches and opposite leaves. It has dark red edible fruits.The plant exists naturally in tropical areas and the best location to grow it in Jordan is Wadi Araba and Fifa Reserve. Siwak is used for Oral Hygiene and to strengthen the gum and teeth. 
Environmental Tips

Look for Energy-Efficient Appliances; If you're shopping for new appliances for your home or office always look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo. These products are the most energy efficient in their category so will therefore cost less to run and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions associated with climate change.
Support Nature & People from the Comfort of Your Own Office
 
We know just how important it is for you to make a good impression with your clients! In 2013 Wild Jordan made this possible. Our products that we customize specially for your organization, are not only inspired by Jordan's nature, they are all individually handmade, so you can be sure that your client feels unique.
 
When you order one of our products, whether it is a piece of silver jewelry, hand-dotted ostrich eggs,  or embroidery, you will get a description that tells the story of how it was made specially for them.
 
Best of all, your firm will be recognized for helping to support nature conservation and socio-economic development here in Jordan and you didn't even have to leave the office!
One of the RSCN Sponsorship Menu projects that you can support:

Bird Ringing at the Azraq Wetland Reserve (6,000 JOD)
Special rings are used for the bird ringing process. They come in different sizes to accommodate the various existing bird groups, differing based on the diameter of a bird’s tarsus. The tiny metal rings are marked with codes and serial numbers for identification and with the national address for the ringing scheme. Bird Ringing is one of the indicative conservation tools that contribute to the evaluation of the ecosystem status and the understating of birds’ migration globally.
The RSCN started a Bird Ringing Program in the Azraq Wetland Reserve several years ago, however, this program requires major development to reach international standards. This will include buying new rings and equipment and the use of specialized  experts.


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Wild Weekly Weekends
November 2013
Upcoming Events & Occasions
  • Every Saturday - Trip to Azraq Wetland Reserve Azraq Village Biking Tour
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