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Stories of RSCN from 50 Years
The Story of Azraq Killifish
Azraq Killifish Aphanius Sirhani, is a rare and endemic species of freshwater fish named after Wadi Al Sirhan that extends east to the Azraq Wetland Reserve. This species does not exist anywhere in the world except in Azraq Oasis.  
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The Launch of "Earth Hour" Campaign in Jabal Amman 
The Launch of "Earth Hour" Campaign in Jabal Amman 
For the 9th year, RSCN organizes the "Earth Hour 2016" campaign in Jabal Amman, under the sponsorship of Hikma Pharmaceuticals.    
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Local Environmental NEWS
Solutions to Jordan’s Climate Change Challenges?
As an arid, resource poor nation, Jordan has historically relied on foreign countries to provide basic energy needs, along with other resources. As recently as 2012, Jordan still imported nearly 97 percent of its energy, most of it coming from fossil fuels.    Read more >>>>
World Environmental NEWS
The Woman Who Lived in a Giant Tree for Two Years
Our inculturation as “moderns” sometimes leads us to view unconventional people in a misguided light. Portrayed as a tree-hugging radical, Julia “Butterfly” Hill is a well-known environmental activist and writer, best-known for her two-year long “tree-sit” occupation of a 200-foot tall ancient redwood tree in Humboldt County, California, to save it from being cut down by loggers.    Read more >>>>
A 21-Year Old is Cleaning Up Our Oceans
21-year-old Boyan Slat found a way to actually clean up our planet's oceans. The largest ocean cleanup in history will begin by 2020.    Read more >>>>
An RSCN Sponsorship Menu Project that You can Support:

Develop Visitor Facilities at Azraq Lodge (5,000 JOD)
Through the development of eco-tourism in protected areas, the RSCN aims at creating employment opportunities and providing socio-economic benefits to local communities. This helps encourage greater community support toward protected areas and discourage activities that threaten nature, such as overgrazing and hunting, in addition to creating financial returns that contribute to nature conservation programs. Not far from Azraq Wetland Reserve, Azraq Eco-Lodge receives visitors throughout the year.
Azraq Eco-Lodge needs to build a secure warehouse to store some of the materials and tools used in its eco-tourism operations, such as maintaining bicycles and storing mattresses, extra beds among many other items.

For more information,  check it out!

Upcoming events
•  Rummana Campsite is opening in Dana Biosphere Reserve.
Bio Bot
Nature Knights Program
One of the educational programs that launched by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and targeting students (male and female) from the age of 12-15 years. The program aims at building a generation connected to the reserve and qualified scientifically and technically to support nature protection activities. The program consists of five stages where students carried out at each stage a number of activities that qualify to reach the next phase. During the fourth stage, participants recognize the work of the various departments in the reserve, where each participant has to spend working day in each section, and during the fifth stage the participants were distributed to different sections each according to his inclinations and coordinated by the supervisor of environmental education in the reserve, and in the end stage participants submit a report on the nature of the their work in the section that has been chosen.
Photo of the Month
The blackbird is very common species, it is distributed from Iberia throughout temperate Europe, to Russia, and through Turkey, northern Iran, and the Himalayas, reaching into China.
The Adult male blackbird is totally black; it has a bright golden-yellow bill, while the Female is brown in color. This bird can produce a wide range of vocalizations, including a loud 'pli-pli-pli' alarm call, to the fluty, melodious song.
The black birds can inhabit a large range of habitats, from city centers to woodland. It feeds on fruits, berries, earthworms and a large range of insects.
Did You Know!
“Bowhead whale” is considered the longest life span animal in the world, which can live for more than 200 years.
Environmental Tip
Use only as much water as you need when washing.
•  Keep your showers short.
•  Try not to turn the tap on full.
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•  January 2016 - Issue No. 77
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