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The Jordan spot that will ‘make you realize how beautiful Earth is’
Admired for its spectacular waterfalls and piercing mountains, Jordan’s Wadi Mujib is one of Earth’s many natural treasures. For years, its incredible array of scenery and adventurous activities has attracted nature lovers and worldwide tourists, leaving many visitors mind-blown. Read more >>>>
Houbara Bustard Nest Discovered in Jordan
Dove Hunting Season Began on July 1
For the first time since its release between 2014-2016 under the Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Houbara Reintroduction Project, a Houbara bustard nest has been spotted by field teams from the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan (RSCN). Read more >>>>
RSCN announced the hunting season for Turle Dove began on July 1 and continues through november 30 within the Jordan Valley area.
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Regional Envirnomental NEWS
Understanding Sand and Dust Storms
Sand and dust storms are regular occurrences around the world and more common in arid and semi-arid regions, such as the Middle East.
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World Envirnomental NEWS
 First Mammal Species Goes Extinct Due to Climate Change
 A small rodent that lived only on a single island off Australia is likely the world's first mammal to be a casualty of climate change.
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Bio Bit
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The State of Jordan’s Birds
The State of Jordan's Birds report is nothing more than a humble endeavor by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature to pay homage to the beautiful birds that, in one way or another, use the astounding nature of Jordan during their lives. The idea to produce such a report was merely a notion in the minds of several people for many years and now it has become a reality. The birds of Jordan have gone through many ups and downs through documented history. This report tries to put some of these stories on record. The authors hope that this documentation of the diversity of birds of Jordan will be used as a tool to raise the awareness of Jordanians of all ages about those magnificent creatures that share with them the earth, water and air of this majestic land.
Shrub Tobacco (Nicotiana glauca)
Perennial, woody shrub plant that can reach 8m in length. It is native to Latin America and distributed in subtropical areas. In Jordan; this plant can be found around water bodies and in Jordan Valley. This species is toxic and characterized than other Nicotiana genus with containing (Anabasine) which is very toxic to humans and animals, and causing fetal deformities in livestock when taken during the early stages of pregnancy.
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Environmental Tip
Jordan contains ten Species of Owl that recorded, eight of them are resident, some they are rare like Brown Fish Owl, and some they are restricted in the Middle East like Hume’s Tawny Owl and Scops Owl.
The distribution of Owl in Jordan depend on the habitat, as some species are resident of the forest of the Northern Highland like Tawny Owl, but most of Owl species in Jordan are resident in Rift Valley and Sharrah Mountain.
The main threats on Owls are habitat loss, disturbance, Pesticide use, poisoning and hunting.
Most of owl species are feeding on rodents and insects, and are used as biological control, and little of them are occasionally hunt amphibians, reptiles, Rabbits like Eagle Owl.
Make sure the garden hose is used properly:
  • Water plants at night or early in the morning as water evaporates much more quickly during the day.
  • Use a bucket to wash your car instead of a hose.
  • Use a broom to sweep away leaves rather than a hose to wash them away.
An RSCN Sponsorship Menu Project that You can Support:
Handicrafts Catalog Printing & Distribution (3,500 JOD)
Local community women working at RSCN’s socioeconomic projects currently produce approximately 1000 different handicraft products ranging from edibles to traditional home accessories inspired by the local flora and fauna of Jordan. RSCN requires printing and distributing a handicrafts products’ catalog to market and sell handicrafts products to potential clients.
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