The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN)
RSCN is the first and the largest established NGO in Jordan. It is one of the few national organizations in the Middle East to be granted the mandate to protect the Kingdom’s biodiversity. It gained a wide global fame for its pioneering work in integrating nature conservation with socio-economic development.
“My work to conserve nature makes me feel fulfilled and gives me the chance to keep in touch with Mother Earth, how I could not be while I am specialized in developing programs to engage our community to re-connect with nature. My work in projects that deepen the connection between socio economic development and the conservation of nature elevates me to a high degree of inspiration when I see the impact of our work as an integrated team of experiences.”
Mervat Batarseh, Director of Environmental Education and Communication – RSCN
From vibrant flower carpets amongst ancient olive trees, to small, encroached patches of purple-petals on hillsides, Palestine’s plants are special. And now there’s a growing movement to protect them – one that combines the enthusiasm of emerging young plant conservationists and the wisdom of traditional knowledge.
Barr Al Hikman in Oman is a vital rest stop for more than half a million birds, boasting some of the highest shorebird densities of any intertidal mudflat. The formal protection of this site would therefore secure a crucial, truly irreplaceable, hub for migratory birds.