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    Breaking Barriers, Building a Sustainable Marine Future
Management of Local Fisheries in the Gulf of Aqaba - PERSGA

Management of Local Fisheries in the Gulf of Aqaba - PERSGA

  • 1/1/2015 12:59:00 PM
Project Title:Management of Local Fisheries in the Gulf of AqabaProject Duration:2014 - 2015Project Objectives: Fisheries in Jordan are poorly studied, and no management scheme is available to increase the sustainable yields derived from the fisheries, which would enhance the livelihoods of local fishermen in Aqaba. Therefore, an analysis of catch and effort data from fisheries is the basis for any regulatory system, and it was the base of initiating this project.The project provided the po...
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Let's Change Project

Let's Change Project

  • 1/1/2014 1:02:00 PM
Project Title:Let’s ChangeProject Duration:2014 - 2016  Project Objectives: The “Let’s Change” project ultimately aimed to empower stakeholders in Aqaba–including youth and women–to create change in environmental issues. This project succeeded in mobilizing youth through establishing a coalition which takes part in development planning at national and sub‐national levels and advocates for progress toward a healthy marine environment. It also&nb...
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Desert Eco-Camps

Desert Eco-Camps

  • 1/1/2014 12:58:00 PM
Project Title:Eco-label for Desert Camps in JordanProject Duration:2012 - 2014Project Objectives: For the first time in Jordan and on a global level, the Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) launched an eco-label certification program for the desert camps in Wadi Rum and Wadi Musa. The project aimed to create a framework that would enable camp owners to offer improved environmental facilities to visitors.The project worked toward enabling camp owners to adopt resource friendly beh...
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Water Young Reporters Program (WYRP)

Water Young Reporters Program (WYRP)

  • 1/1/2013 1:07:00 PM
Project Title:Water Young Reporters ProgramProject Duration:2013 - 2014Project Objectives: The project aimed to empower and create a network of young passionate reporters capable of reporting on water issues in Jordan. The project was accomplished through video and photographic essays under the umbrella of the Foundation for Environmental Education’s Water Young Reporters Project, which is a division of the Young Reporters for the Environment.This project was considered to be the firs...
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Together for a Greener Environment

Together for a Greener Environment

  • 1/1/2013 1:06:00 PM
Project Title:Together for a Greener EnvironmentProject Duration:2012Project Objectives: The Aqaba region entered a new era in 2000 with the declaration of Aqaba as a “Special Economic Zone”. This transformation led to intensification of economic and other development activities that placed the city of Aqaba and its marine environment under increasing pressure and jeopardized its sustainability. The preservation of Aqaba’s marine ecosystem thus became one of the country&rs...
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Our Beaches are Not for Sale

Our Beaches are Not for Sale

  • 1/1/2013 1:03:00 PM
Project Title:Our Beaches are Not for SaleProject Duration:2011 – 2013Project Objectives: In 2001, a total of 15 kilometers of Aqaba’s shoreline were still publicly owned, out of the 27 Km coastline area in Aqaba. However, a rapid decline in public beach areas has been seen after the establishment of ASEZA–the management authority for development in Aqaba–for investment purposes by private ownership. Now only 5 kilometers of public access beachfront remains.Therefore...
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We Care for our Future

We Care for our Future

  • 1/1/2010 1:08:00 PM
Project Title:We Care for our FutureProject Duration:2008 - 2010Project Objectives: The "We Care for our future" project aimed to increase youth awareness on environmental issues, especially the right to a healthy environment. The project was implemented through three-year phases. The first phase included the founding of an education and awareness module on the right for a healthy environment, especially for marine life, within the school curriculum and extracu...
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Right to Water Phase I

Right to Water Phase I

  • 1/1/2006 1:05:00 PM
Project Title:Right to Water Phase IProject Duration:2005 - 2006Project Objectives: “I don’t want to Get Thirsty” was a project implemented by JREDS, aiming to empower young leaders from Jordan and other Arab countries on the “Right to Water” concept. The project targeted 19 potential young leaders (ages 18–24) from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and Jordan. These young leaders sparked a regional movement for the protection of the right to water, a...
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