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RSCN training programme on environmental, tourism laws concludes

By Maria Weldali - Apr 08,2021 - Last updated at Apr 08,2021

Participants of the Training Instructors - Skills for the Implementation of Environmental Protection, Biodiversity and Ecotourism Laws programme pose for a group photo (Photo courtesy of the RSCN)

AMMAN — The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) conducted a five-day-long training programme titled “Training Instructors - Skills for the Implementation of Environmental Protection, Biodiversity and Ecotourism Laws”.

Supported by the German Hanns Seidel Foundation, the programme targeted affiliates of the Royal Department for Environment Protection and Tourism (Rangers).

Director General of the RSCN Yahya Khaled told The Jordan Times on Wednesday that the RSCN has always had immense cooperation with the Rangers, adding that the workshop is among the many training programmes that are implemented annually.

“This training programme aims to increase the effectiveness of the application of environmental and tourism laws and regulations, by building the Ranger’s capacity in several areas,” according to Khaled.

He added that the workshop was held at Ajloun Forest Reserve, Azraq Wetland Reserve and Shaumari Wildlife Reserve, taking into consideration the safety measures and defence orders put in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Among the topics that were covered during the workshop, were the importance of natural reserves in protecting biodiversity in the Kingdom and supporting local communities, Khaled said in a RSCN statement.

In the statement sent to The Jordan Times on Wednesday, Abdul Razzaq Al Hmoud, head of RSCN’s conservation and hunting regulation section said that the training workshop aimed to enable the participants to carry out their roles through exposing them to the laws and regulations governing the environment in Jordan.

The workshop also focused on topics involving ecotourism in natural reserves. The course included a field visit to Azraq Wetland Reserve and a safari tour to Shaumari Wildlife Reserve. 

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