2nd Forest Awareness Workshop

On 5-6 November 2014, the Royal Botanic Garden held a second training workshop, in Ajloun Forest Reserve attended by representatives from government agencies, community organizations and local citizens. This workshop aimed to raise awareness on laws governing the forest sector, and to highlight the technical difficulties encountered by workers in this sector, the importance of forest conservation, ecosystem services and eco-tourism.

This workshop was part of integrated training under an 18-month Environmental Governance Development project, funded by the European Union through the UNDP and Global Environment Facility, running until June 2015. The project is being implemented by the RBG with collaboration from the Royal Society for the Conversation of Nature (RSCN), and in cooperation with governmental ministries, community groups and members of the local community in Jerash and Ajloun.

For more information, contact Khalid Al-Khalidi and Mustafa Shudeifat at the RBG’s Commuity-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation programme.