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Launching the Earth Hour Campaign in Jabal Amman
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has organized 2014 Earth Hour campaign the sixth year at Jabal Amman, under the sponsorship of the Hikma Pharmaceutical company.
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Choosing Mujib and Yarmouk as Pioneering Projects Areas 
The RSCN has just announced that Mujib Biosphere and the Yarmouk River Basin and the areas around them have been selected to launch pioneering Landscape Character Assessment (Medscapes) projects.
Jordan’s Natural Bounty Becomes a Boon for Locals and Tourists
Already one of the driest countries on the planet, Jordan is increasingly challenged by global climate change. The country sits at the intersection of four major bio-geographical zones with 13 different vegetation types.
Local Environmental News
MEO Launches a Campaign to Improve E-waste Management
The Ministry of Environment just launched a campaign to collect electronic waste and guide the public on ways of handling it.

Regional Environmental News
Jordan: 10 Reasons to Visit the Middle East's Most Easygoing Country
Big on the grand desert scenery and ancient monuments you'd expect, but absent from any roll call of travel-warning infamy on government websites, this is a nation that confounds traveler perceptions of the Middle East.

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Water in the Arab World
The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is the most water scarce region in the world, and its water stress is likely to worsen.

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World Environmental News
100 Years Past: Remembering the Passenger Pigeon
It’s been a hundred years since one of the most emblematic animal species in human history went extinct. Passenger pigeons numbered in the billions (literally), and yet, humanity managed to bring them all down; on September 1st 1914.

Earth Hour - Jordan

The RSCN organized Earth Hour Saturday the 29th of March, during with 1,000 people turned off their non-essential lights for 1hr between 8:30pm and 9:30pm. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of the need to take action against climate change. Many Jordanians have joined in this campaign.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Iris Nazareth
Scientific Name: Iris bismarckiana
Endemic: Perennial herb, with underground rizhoum.
Habitat: Forest, land, mountain; is found in Amman, Ajloun and Dibeen. 
Flowering period: April –May.
The Black iris is considered as the national flower of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Did you know!

The Cocoa tree produces hanging fruit that carry cocoa granules that are used in the making of delicious chocolate.
Environmental Tips
Clean or change air filters on you’re A/C units in the summer so that they work more efficiently.
One of the RSCN Sponsorship Menu projects that you can support:

Wild Recon Film Screening (2,000 JOD)

Wild Recon is one of the wildest shows on Animal Planet. It follows the adventures of Donald Schultz,
 an animal explorer, who is taken on dangerous missions that could yield life-changing scientific discoveries.

The RSCN has hosted the Wild Recon group in Jordan and facilitated the filming of Jordan’s wildlife, and specifically its animals. In order to share this unique experience with the public — nature and wildlife lovers in particular —
 the RSCN is now aiming at screening this film in a public theater, followed by a discussion with our researchers to give an exciting “behind the scenes” account of the filming.

For more information, check it out!
Wild Weekly Weekends
April 2014
Upcoming Events & Occasions:
  • Mujib Water Trails are now opening.
  • Rummana Campsite is opening in Dana Biosphere Reserve.
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