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Celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day in Aqaba
RSCN in collaboration with the BirdLife international and supported by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have celebrated the world migratory bird day (WMBD) in Aqaba Birds Observatory (ABO).
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RSCN Initiated Women's Empowerment Project in Fifa and Dibeen
Ambassador Paul van den IJssel yesterday joined the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in Fifa to launch the ‘Women Empowerment through Socio-Economic Development at Dibeen & Fifa’ project supported by the Embassy.
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Arab Bank supports Local Community in Faqou Village - Kerak
RSCN in collaboration with United Society for Developing Water resources and Environment, have started the implementation of a project funded by The European Union and the Arab Bank entitled  as "Improving the Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in Faqou Village".  Read more >>>>
Local Environmental News
Authorities step up protection of forests from illegal logging
Agriculture Ministry patrols and the Rangers are stepping up efforts to prevent violators from destroying the country’s limited forests, especially since illegal logging rises with the approach of winter.

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World Environmental News
Forest change mapped by Google Earth
Earth observation satellite data were used to map global forest loss (2.3 million square kilometers) and gain (0.8 million square kilometers) from 2000 to 2012 at a spatial resolution of 30 meters.!
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Rare "Asian Unicorn" Sighted In Vietnam Forest After 15 Years
The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on Earth, has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced. The animal is nicknamed the "Asian unicorn."
New species of wild cat identified in Brazil

A new species of wild cat has been identified in South America using molecular markers, researchers claim.

Improving the Resilience of Local communities project in Faqou village project
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in close collaboration with the United Society for Developing Water Resources and Environment will implement a project entitled "Improving Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in Faqou Village”. Project will be implemented in Faqou village located in Karak Governorate close to Mujib Biosphere Reserve. The project is funded by the European Union and will work on the construction of a rain water harvesting ground tank and the installation of a grey water treatment unit. The project aims to enhance awareness on water and energy issues.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Eagle Owl
Scientific Name: Bubo bubo

The Eagle Owl was recorded from several localities in Jordan and is protected with Jordan’s network of protected areas. It is distributed sparsely through rocky areas but can potentially inhabit a wide range of habitats. As other owl species, it is nocturnal species in activity and mainly feeds on small mammals such as rodents, bats and insectivores.


Did you know!

Did you know that Owls' eyes are fixed in their sockets, meaning they can't move them at all, which explains why they can move their heads all around!
Environmental Tips
Use natural light, instead of artificial lights by letting the sunshine in where there are windows.
RSCN launches its 2014 Sponsorship Menu 

With the beginning of the new  year, many projects in nature conservation and local communities development are waiting to begin. In order to let them happen, your help is needed to spread the word and tell the people who can help about RSCN Sponsorship Menu.
Wild Weekly Weekends
December 2013
Upcoming Events & Occasions
  • Every Saturday - Trip to Azraq Wetland Reserve Azraq Village Biking Tour
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