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RSCN implements green infrastructure project in Jordan

Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature is implementing a project to improve green infrastructure in Jordan
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AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is implementing a project to improve green infrastructure in Jordan through labor-intensive techniques. This project is in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).اضافة اعلان


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Head of Yarmouk Forest Reserve, Mohammed Malkawi, said that this project will rehabilitate approximately 600 dunums of the reserve.

He said that the new project will plant about 120,000 deciduous oaks, indicating that 30,000 deciduous oaks were planted in 2021.


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Project Manager Hussam Awaidat said that the project is going to provide temporary work opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian men and women, for a period of four months.

Since 2018, about 2,064 workers have been employed, including roughly 50 percent Jordanian and 50 percent Syrian. Around 20 percent of those employed are women.

Awaidat said that the project will provide more than 450 job opportunities in the Yarmouk Forest Reserve, Ajloun Forest Reserve, Fifa Nature Reserve, Azraq Wetland Reserve, and Burqu Reserve.


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Environment Ministry delegate, Bilal Qutaishat, stated that such projects work to enhance and sustain important areas for biodiversity and natural reserves.

In addition, they strengthen partnerships with the local community by providing temporary job opportunities and training related to green infrastructure.


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Through the project and its activities, RSCN seeks to sustain green infrastructure in all regions of the Kingdom to work within the vision of "living with nature in harmony.”

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