The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was founded in 1993 by a group of concerned responsible people, aspiring to protect Aqaba’s marine life from further degradation. In August 1995, JREDS registered under the Ministry of Interior as the first and only Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the marine ecosystem.
Clean Up the World is one of the most inspiring and effective international environmental campaigns in the world, attracting more than 35 million volunteers from over than 100 countries each year. This campaign is held under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
Since the international campaign started, JREDS has been part of this international family coordinating the campaign in Aqaba and promoting environmental conservation. The campaign is annually implemented in coordination with the Aqaba Special Economic Zone, the private sector, the Aqaba Local Authorities, NGOs, CBOs, schools, youth as well as thousands of volunteers.
This year, 2014, JREDS will be celebrating the 21st campaign in the 25th until the 27th of September in a full 3 days activities.