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Promoting Eco-tourism and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development/ Al Ma’wa


Titre : Promoting Eco-tourism and Sustainable Socio-Economic Development/ Al Ma’wa

Pays : Jordan

Numéro projet : JOR/SGP/OP6/Y2/CORE/BD/16/03

Domaine : Biodiversity

Durée : 2/2017 — 4/2018

Bénéficiaire : Princess Alia Foundation

The project aimed to support the objectives and operation of Al Ma’wa Reserve which is a newly established Nature and Wildlife Reserve that provides a sustainable solution for rescued and/or abused wildlife at the national and regional level, building a higher level of understanding through education and awareness of the importance and value for the conservation of such species, developing socio economic enterprises, attaining effective involvement of local communities and relevant stakeholders in related conservation programs and developing specialized training programs for veterinary students and wild life researchers.
The protection of biodiversity and species that are in danger in Jerash has been enhanced through having a well-trained, effective and equipped team capable of implementing Al Ma’wa conservation and management plans, manuals and systems. A qualified Al Ma’wa Reserve team and all essential management and technical equipment and materials are essential for the success of the Reserve. Accordingly, the project has developed and implemented a training program for youth on the necessary skills to be Environmental Rangers. The priority was given to youth from the surrounding communities being selected based on an open competition and clear identified criteria. These rangers were equipped with all necessary office and field equipment. These rangers were also trained on various skills which included but were not limited to : • Managing and conserving abused and rescued wildlife species according to international best practices ; • Providing technical assistance to other departments within the Sanctuary about wild animal management ; • Accompany Al-Mawa Reserve visitors and ensure that they will comply with the site rules ; • Promote community engagement through providing information to people, businesses and school groups in relation to native wildlife, and the importance of the Reserve biodiversity ; • Rangers were trained on specific educational skills to work with children and teenagers ; and • Volunteer from surrounding communities were hired and trained as well. Princess Alia Foundation (PAF) has recruited experts to handle this training in Al-Mawa Reserve training center.

Grant Amount (GEF) : US$ 45,000.00
Co-Finanshing Cash : US$ 17,400.00

GEF Small Grants Programme

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