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Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is an independent non-profit non-government organization devoted to the conservation of Jordan's natural resources. Established in 1966 under the patronage of His Majesty the late King Hussein, RSCN has been given the responsibility by the Government of Jordan to protect the Kingdom’s natural heritage. As such, it is one of the few voluntary organizations in the Middle East to be granted this kind of public service mandate. As a result of its pioneering conservation work, RSCN has achieved international recognition.


Date of Establishment:

01-Jun, 1966

Purpose of Organization:

RSCN accomplishes its role in managing Jordan’s natural resources by:
- Setting up and managing protected areas to safeguard Jordan’s natural environment and biodiversity;
- Running captive breeding programs to save endangered species from extinction;
- Conducting research to provide a scientific base to aid conservation efforts;
- Enforcing governmental laws to protect wildlife and control illegal hunting;
- Raising awareness on environmental issues, with a focus on school students through establishing nature conservation clubs, providing educational programs in the reserves, and integrating biodiversity concepts in school curricula;
- Ensuring the socio-economic development of rural communities by creating job opportunities through eco-tourism, craft production, and other nature-based businesses;
- Providing training and capacity building for environmental practitioners and other institutions throughout Jordan and the Middle East;
- Encouraging public participation in RSCN nature activities through membership packages;
- Promoting public action for environmental protection through campaigns and activities run by an advocacy committee comprised of volunteers from different sectors.
Countries in which organization is active:
  • Jordan

Contact Details
Street Address:
PO Box 1215
Zip Code:
11941
City/Town:
Amman
Country:
Jordan
Telephone No.:
962 6 5337931
Fax Phone:
962 6 5337931
Website:
http://www.rscn.org.jo
Email:
yehya.khaled@rscn.org.jo
Organization founded:
Jun-01-1966

NGO Information
Focal Area:
  • Biodiversity
  • Desertification
  • Organization Type:
  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
  • Geographic Scope:
  • Regional

  • Contact Person
    Name:
    Mr. Yehya Khaled Key Contact Person
    Position:
    Director General
    Email:
    yehya.khaledrscn.org.jo
    adminrscnrscn.org.jo


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