Azraq Wetland Reserve named Peace Park by international organization

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature  RSCN
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AMMAN — A delegation from the International Institute for Peace announced on Saturday the designation of the Azraq Wetland Reserve as a “Peace Park” for visitors from around the world, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The announcement was made during a celebration at the Azraq Wetland Reserve organized by the institute and Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in honor of the society’s efforts and role in preserving the reserve and its natural features and developing the local community.

The declaration shows international appreciation for the Azraq Wetland Reserve, a distinctive oasis in the Eastern Desert that contains treasures of biological diversity. The reserve is located along one of the Kingdom’s most important bird migration routes and is home to the Azraq toothcarp fish, one of the rarest fish species.

RSCN Director-General Fadi Al-Nasser, highlighted the importance of the reserve, which is a distinctive model of biological diversity and its role in developing local communities.

The naming of the reserve as a global Peace Park, Nasser said, highlights Jordan's position on the global map in the areas of nature protection and local community development, and stimulates all types of tourism.

The representative of the International Institute for Peace, Donald King, said the celebration is a “vivid example of encouraging a culture of peace, and seeks to make all visitors ambassadors of peace”. The RSCN’s efforts at Azraq Wetland Reserve are “consistent with the spirit of the Peace Park initiative in spreading peace and love”.

The Peace Park initiative aims to showcase the commitment of a city, town, or reserve to peace, sustainable development, and a healthy environment.

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