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RSCN News
RSCN Celebrates Completion of Ajloun Nature Academy
RSCN Celebrated the occasion of completion of a building in Ajloun Nature Academy, which is the first environmental training center in the Middle East and North Africa.

 
Two New Human Rights Projects Signed
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) will be launching a two year project aiming at reducing poverty and improving socio economic living conditions for women and their families in both Fifa & Dibeen.
 
RSCN Has Launched a National Project to Combat Littering
Signed by RSCN project agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to fund a new program aims to reduce the problem of littering in the areas of natural hiking.
 
Local Environmental News
Climate Changes Ecosystems!!
Nature is formed by all ecosystems on earth. Ecosystems form the backbone of the earth’s ability to provide habitable conditions. They consist of webs of plants, animals, insect and bacteria that interact with each other to create a living system. 
Regional Environmental News
African Fish is Fastest-Maturing Vertebrate
Tiny fish that live in temporary puddles in Africa reach sexual maturity faster than any other animal with a backbone, say scientists.


 
World Environmental News
Fish Fossil Has Oldest Known Face, May Influence Evolution
The 419-million-year-old fish fossil could help explain when and how vertebrates, including humans, acquired our faces—suggesting a far more primitive origin for this critical feature of our success, a new study says.
 
BioBits
State of Jordan’s Birds

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is the Partner of BirdLife International in Jordan. RSCN works on bird conservation through research and the Important Bird Areas (IBAs) programme. Recently it has published a report on the State of Jordan’s Birds illustrating general information about birds of Jordan, such as pressures, responses and case studies. This report is nothing more than a humble endeavour by the authors to pay homage to the beautiful birds that, in one way or another, inhabit Jordan.
Picture of the Month
Common Name: False Cobra
Scientific Name: Malpolon moilesis

The False Cobra is, as the name suggest, not in fact a cobra but is able to imitate a cobra's stance by spreading its neck into a hood and hissing like the cobra. This species has a rarely leathal venom to humans.It has been seen in different locations in the southern parts of Jordan. It can grow up to 1.5 meters in length and preys on rodents and lizards.


 

Did you know!

Did you know that a new guideline has been produced for the special conservation sites in Jordan! 
 
Environmental Tips

Switch off lights during the day, and in rooms not being used. Wasted energy contributes in the change of the climate. 
One of the RSCN Sponsorship Menu projects that you can support:

Bird Ringing at the Azraq Wetland Reserve (6,000 JOD)
Special rings are used for the bird ringing process. They come in different sizes to accommodate the various existing bird groups, differing based on the diameter of a bird’s tarsus. The tiny metal rings are marked with codes and serial numbers for identification and with the national address for the ringing scheme. Bird Ringing is one of the indicative conservation tools that contribute to the evaluation of the ecosystem status and the understating of birds’ migration globally.
The RSCN started a Bird Ringing Program in the Azraq Wetland Reserve several years ago, however, this program requires major development to reach international standards. This will include buying new rings and equipment and the use of specialized  experts.


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Wild Weekly Weekends
October 2013
Upcoming Events & Occasions
  • Every Saturday - Trip to Mujib Biosphere Reserve siq water trail
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