Ayla, RSCN renew partnership for migratory birds

2. Striated Heron
A striated heron, one of the many species documented by the Aqaba Bird Observatory. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
AMMAN — The Ayla Oasis Development Company and the Aqaba Bird Observatory have renewed their partnership to monitor and document migratory birds crossing the Gulf of Aqaba, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The two sides have been successfully documenting more than 100 bird species over the past eight years, some of which are endangered both domestically and globally.

The Aqaba Bird Observatory, operated by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN), documented more than 100 species of birds in the various environments of Ayla, including several species never before seen in Jordan. They included the pygmy cormorant, striated heron, oystercatcher, and lesser white-fronted goose.

Ayla CEO Sahel Dodin emphasized the significance of the company’s productive partnership with the RSCN, which boosted Ayla’s standing as a unique and sustainable ecotourism destination.

Fadi Al-Nasser, the RSCN’s acting director-general, said the cooperation was a good example of a true partnership with private sector institutions to protect and preserve the natural heritage.

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