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Jordan Journal of Natural History Launched
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) on Thursday 11/9 launched the first edition of Jordan Journal of Natural History.

Conclusion of Water Conservation Project at Azraq
The Azraq Society Adoptation project was closed for water consumption conversation in Azraq Wetland Reserve, in the cooperation with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Coco-Cola Company.

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Local Environmental News
100 Mountain Goats Released in Wadi Rum
One hundred Mountain Goats "Ibex", which were released by the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) had previously been donated by the Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi (EAD).

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World Environmental News
Has Half of World's Wildlife Been Lost in Past 40 Years
A compilation of wildlife trends suggests that populations of some wild animals have fallen by half in the past four decades. This "Living Planet Index" declined by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, "a much bigger decrease than has been reported previously.
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Ban Ki-moon in New York Pretending for the Environment
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and actor Leonardo DiCaprio will join thousands in a march for climate change in New York.

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Urban Kingfishers Making a Home on London's Waterways
Tomos Brangwyn has been photographing wildlife since he was a child growing up in south London and in recent years has turned his attention to taking pictures of kingfishers living in London's network of concrete water channels.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Spotted Fan-footed Gecko 
Scientific Name: Ptyodactylus guttatus

This gecko, named for its fan-like arrangement of adhesive foot pads, is active during both night and day and is common throughout Jordan.

Despite its vast desert acreage, Jordan boasts more than 2000 plant species, many of which depend on the winter rains to flourish.
Did you know!
Did you know that Barn Owl (Tyto alba) has asymmetric ears? One ear is placed higher than the other, giving the Barn Owl acute hearing that enables it to detect prey with such accuracy that it does not even require sight to hunt!
Environmental Tips
If you shower for ten minutes a day, this costs up to SEK 2,000 per year.

One of the RSCN Sponsorship Menu projects that you can support:

Improving Silk Printing Equipment in the Azraq Wetland Reserve (2,000 JOD)
The Azraq Wetland Reserve includes several handicraft workshops that manufacture a wide range of products which are inspired by the surrounding environment.  While the hand printing workshop is considered one of the pioneering projects within the reserve, it is in continual need of equipment updates and improvements in order to increase productive power and improve the quality of its products.  Such improvements will lead to increased demand for these products in the local market.
The silkscreen printing project aims to improve product quality by purchasing a drying oven which will improve the strength and endurance of printed products and allow them to be used multiple times.

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