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Feynan Ecolodge Shortlisted for Int’l Ecotourism Award
The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the finalists in its Tourism for Tomorrow Award 2015, with Feynan Ecolodge shortlisted in the Community Award category.

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Green Tech Signs Memorandum of Understanding with RSCN
In order to achieve a fruitful cooperation in the fields of development projects complying with the sustainability and environmental protection standards, a memorandum of understanding has been signed between Greentech and RSCN for that purpose.
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Local Environmental News
Migratory Birds being Tested for Avian Influenza
The Agriculture Ministry and RSCN are testing migratory birds for the avian influenza (AI) virus. In addition, the ministry is inspecting poultry farms across the Kingdom to ensure they are free from bird flu after the disease resurfaced in neighbouring countries.
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World Environmental News
India’s Tiger Population Increases by Almost a Third
The number of tigers in India has increased by almost a third in the last three years. The rise, from 1,706 in 2011 to 2,226 in 2014, will encourage campaigners fighting to protect the endangered species.

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Landscape Characters Assessment in the Eastern Mediterranean

GIS unit at natural conservation monitoring center carried out “MedScape” Project at Mujib area during 2014 and will be finished at early 2015.
MedScapes is an innovative project that has been launched in 2014, and comprises a multidisciplinary approach. It presupposes cross-border cooperation between neighboring Mediterranean European and third party countries.
The project aims to develop and apply a best-practice methodology for East-Mediterranean Landscape Character Assessment and Mapping in selected pilot areas of Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon and Jordan. The ultimate goal is the promotion and use of Landscape Maps- by the competent authorities- as a tool for sustainable land-use decision-making and for protection of the natural and cultural heritage in the specific geographic context of particular landscapes.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Madder
Scientific Name: Rubia tinctorum

Madder is a wild herbaceous plant that grows in the high altitude areas of the Mediterranean region. It is widespread in southern Jordan in areas like Tafileh Mountains where can be found around springs. This species is characterized by wide uses of its parts as black fruits and leaves in dyeing process especially in textiles industries.

Did You Know!

Jordan’s nature contains more than 70 wild plant species that can be used as a dyeing source for textiles and natural fibers. Moreover, using pigments of natural sources is environmentally friendly since they reduce the use of synthetic materials and the production cost and also have high quality especially with textiles.
Environmental Tips
Use a power strip with a switch that can be turned off when the devices are not being used.

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Earth Hour ( 3,000 JOD )

Earth Hour is an event led by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The RSCN annually organizes an Earth Hour in conjunction with the international Earth Hour campaign, which is a community based environmental campaign that inspires and empowers communities from every corner of the globe for the betterment of the planet, to join hundreds of millions of people across 135 countries in switching the light off for an hour. The event includes switching off lights in Wild Jordan Center and the surrounding streets and neighborhood, candlelight march starting from Wild Jordan Center, pledges from participants, and other interactive activities.
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February 2015
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