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Jordan’s nature guides have returned from South Africa
Jordan’s first certified nature guides have returned home after a year of intensive training in South Africa with plans to take the country’s eco-tourism to a higher level.
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Conservationists treating wounded Egyptian vulture
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is treating a wounded Egyptian vulture, a globally threatened bird species, after it hit a power line in the Jordan Valley.

Launching "For You, Dibbeen" campaign in Dibbeen Forest Reserve 
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) launched "For You, Dibbeen" campaign on 26/4 to discourage picnickers from littering in Dibbeen Forest Reserve.

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Launching "Improving Resilience of Vulnerable Communities" Project
Under the “Improving Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in Faqou Village Project”, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) seeks to support the local community by raising public awareness of efficient water systems.
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Local Environmental News
Amman municipality receives first batch of new garbage trucks
The new trucks, compactors and workers will help the Greater Amman Municipality restore Amman's reputation as one of the region’s cleanest capitals and deal with expected pressure during summer due to the return of expatriates and the arrival of tourists.
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World Environmental News
Africa’s biggest solar photovoltaic plant unveiled in Mauritania
The Mauritanian government and the UAE company "Masdar" has opened in Mauritanian, Africa's biggest solar photovoltaic plant to produce solar energy. This project took around four months and is called "Sheikh Zayed Station Solar in Mauritania". 
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Ancient camels in the Arctic
Whereas modern camels (Camelus spp.) live in hot, dry regions, their predecessors may have occupied polar forests. The remains dated to about 3.5 million years ago, a time when the region was densely forested and considerably warmer than today.
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The sealed bottle garden thriving after 40 years without fresh air
David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment'. The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and water.
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Al Khayouf Special Conservation

Al Khayouf is located in the Al Balqa Governorate in the downstream area of King Talal Dam. It was declared by the Ministry of Environment as a special conservation site in 2011 due to its importance as a home to several species of fauna and flora and to its remarkable landscape. The site faces several threats including hunting, grazing and as prospective land for quarrying. 
Picture of the Month
Common Name: Mole Rat
Scientific Name: Spalax ehrenbergi
This is a species of rodent which is hard to observe since it spends most of its life under ground. However, its tracks can often be seen and give us clues to its activity. Although considered a pest species for farmers, it is believed to have many unknown benefits to the soil. 


Did you know!

Did you know that three vegetation types are present in Khayouf! These are aquatic plants, Mediterranean non-forest vegetation and steppe vegetation.
Environmental Tips

Use water based latex paints and finishing's because they contain fewer hazardous chemicals than oil-based coverings.
What is unique about the sponsorship opportunities the RSCN is offering?
The RSCN offers sponsors multiple benefits, like:
  • Tax deduction
  • Worthy media coverage and exposure
  • Special discounts on Wild Jordan trips and products
  • Greenation for the sponsoring party: Green guidance, awareness sessions, and staff volunteering
  • A chance to go beyond Amman’s borders to expand the good will not only to support nature but also to support underprivileged surrounding communities
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Upcoming Events & Occasions
  • Every Saturday - Trip to Mujib Biosphere Reserve siq water trail
  • 15th May - "Start Recycling, Save The Environment" Conference  
  • 22th May - "International Biodiversity Day" Lecture
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