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Prince Ra'ad participates in Scandinavian Forest Clean-Up Campaign
His Royal Highness Prince Raad, the Chief Chamberlain and Her Royal Highness Princess Majda participated in a clean-up campaign in the Scandinavian Forest in Ain Al Basha.
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RSCN and Haqeq Initiative Organize a Clean-Up Campaign in Dead Sea
RSCN, in collaboration with the Haqeq initiative organized one of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II initiatives, clean-up campaign in Al-Zara region - Dead Sea, to join the global campaign "Clean Up the World".
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Local Environmental News
Jordanian Designer Creates Next-Gen Refugee Tent
Jordanian designer Abeer Seikaly believes she has an answer to environmental change in the form of a Bedouin-inspired, concertina-style tent that’s easy to erect and fold away, collects rain water and even generates solar power.
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Regional Environmental News
USE Releases 60 Heads of Nubian Ibexes into Wadi Rum
Sixty ibexes were released to the wild in Wadi Rum as part of Jordanian-Emirati cooperation under the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Ibex Reintroduction and Release Programme. 
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World Environmental News
Hawaii's New Power Plant
As the demand for renewable energy grows, approaches that have previously gone out of fashion are coming back into vogue, and that includes Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) - the process powering a new power plant in Hawaii. 
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Bio Bits
Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Sylvo-Pastoral and Rangeland Landscapes in the Al-Sharah Agricultural Development Region of Southern Jordan
This project is seeking to increase biodiversity conservation in productive landscapes in pockets of poverty in Southern Jordan throughout promote a new way of mainstreaming biodiversity in sylvo-pastoral and rangeland management activities. Otherwise; the project integrating framework to identify and implement capacity building and biodiversity mainstreaming activities and do this in a complementary manner underway by RSCN.
Thus, upon request of Global Environmental Fund (GEF) and Ministry of Agriculture, RSCN is responsible for providing knowledge of grazing preferred plant species within three fenced area, through scanning the vegetation cover components, classified these species depends on their palatability and status. Moreover, it will provide baseline information for management attitudes including monitoring programs to support biodiversity conservation.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Acacia
Scientific Name: Acacia tortilis
Acacia is one of the main tree species that is found in southern Jordan that and extended from Wadi Araba to Aqaba Gulf. This plant is characterized with an umbrella shape and tally spines. The tree is considered a source of woods for Bedwins Tribes uses, in addition to its palatability for sheep and camel flocks.
Did You Know!

Sodom-Apple or Milkweed tree (Calotropis procera) is a native plant to tropical regions that is characterized with very hot temperatures. This species is found in Jordan Valley areas and in the south. In spite of its beautiful appearance and flower, this plant may cause temporary blindness if you get exposed to the Milky secretion from the plant. In some areas it’s used for witchcraft and sorcery also.
Environmental Tips

Electricity generation causes many environmental problems; by selecting electricity that is produced with renewable energy sources such as wind power and hydro power, (for example, Bra Miljöval electricity) you can contribute to a better environment.
Wild Weekly Weekends (November 2015)
An RSCN Sponsorship Menu Project that You can Support:

Uniforms for Law Enforcement Rangers (20,000 JOD) 

Based on its authority under the Hunting and Forestry Conservation Law to implement a number of security services, the RSCN has been granted a law enforcement capacity concerned with the control and application of all laws relating to agriculture and biodiversity.

RSCN seeks to finance the purchase of uniforms for members of its rangers, to enable citizens or partners to identify them by their uniform when in the field. The uniform shall be selected carefully to suit the nature of the field work involved, such as long distance walking in hot or cold conditions, and in terms of color, quality and design.

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