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  • Welcome to the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan | Royal Botanic Garden
    Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate News German Officials Visit the RBG RBG conducts first training on the Establishment of a Virtual Herbarium International Independent School Field Trip Read More Projects SIDIG MED BOT ERA Saving Jordan s Habitats Our native biodiversity plants and habitats are under siege Very few natural sites remain intact in Jordan We are determined to protect Jordan s remaining home habitats study them as models and re create them as authentically as possible in the Royal Botanic Garden We are currently re creating the five Jordanian habitats shown below Read More National Virtual Herbarium The new National Virtual Herbarium provides online access to herbarium specimens of Jordan More than 500 specimens can now be viewed Read More Deciduous Oak Forest Habitat Quercus aegilops is the national tree of Jordan and the signature species in the Deciduous Oak Forest Habitat at the RBG Visit Habitat Pine Forest Habitat Jordan s last remaining stand of old pine forest found in Dibeen is the home habitat for our Pine Forest Habitat Visit Habitat Juniper Forest Habitat The Royal Botanic Garden s Juniper Forest Habitat is modeled on a natural home habitat found in Wadi Ahmar in the Dana Reserve Visit Habitat Jordan Plant Red List Volume 1 The RBG is pleased to announce that the

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  • Overview | Royal Botanic Garden
    more than 300 m of elevation change within its boundaries Due to a variety of soil types and microclimates at the RBG a high percentage of the plant species that grow naturally throughout Jordan can be hosted at the site While still in the early stages of development construction and landscaping the Royal Botanic Garden is planning to open to the public soon As an NGO the Royal Botanic Garden is working closely with the government of Jordan to implement many sections of the national Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan prepared by the Ministry of Environment and the international Convention on Biological Diversity which was ratified by the Kingdom in 1993 The RBG ethos is to practice and advocate biodiversity conservation at the whole systems level Two key premises guide our work The first is habitat based conservation such that we consider all biogeographic conditions the complete watershed area soil condition and exposure to the elements The second premise is that man is an integral part of the biotic whole In contrast to many conservation approaches the RBG does not exclude humans or livestock The Garden is intended to function as a giant demonstration site showcasing sustainable living and environmentally compatible solutions that can be easily replicated by the average Jordanian Our work is divided into three main components 1 Science and Conservation The RBG aims to become an internationally recognized research facility for all aspects of biodiversity and conservation in arid land environments 2 Education and Community Development We are raising awareness and disseminating the results of our research on Jordan s biodiversity to the public while encouraging nature related projects in local communities 3 Sustainable Living In addition to its botanical components the Royal Botanic Garden will be a demonstration site for sustainable land use water harvesting practices

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  • Mission and Vision | Royal Botanic Garden
    Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home About Us Mission and Vision Mission The mission of the Royal Botanic Garden is to conserve the flora and biodiversity of Jordan by propagating and displaying native plants rehabilitating habitats at the whole systems level conducting research demonstrating sustainable practices and sharing information Vision The RBG envisions a future where there is no longer a need for environmental conservation where the interdependency between people plants and ecosystems is well understood and where all people are assured of a dignified sustainable life As custodians of the Earth it is our duty to conserve biodiversity as a whole We will only claim success in this when environmental

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  • RBG Programmes at a Glance | Royal Botanic Garden
    Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home About Us RBG Programmes at a Glance BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH PROGRAMMES Community Based Rangeland Rehabilitation CBRR Research to determine optimum grazing procedures for the benefit of livestock herding families and the environment particularly biodiversity Medicinal Plants Ethnobotanical research on native medicinal plants traditional knowledge on natural healing and practical applications Mushrooms Identification of all Jordanian mushroom species publication of mushroom guides and development of protocols for producing edible mushroom Research Facility Establishment of a national biodiversity research centre and library CONSERVATION PROGRAMMES Habitat Restoration and Re Creation Restoration of 3 Jordanian habitats and re creation 2 of Jordanian habitats at the RBG based on home habitat models elsewhere in Jordan The National Herbarium of Jordan Collection and preservation of dried specimens of native plants of Jordan and creation of the National Virtual Herbarium Seed Bank Collection and preservation of the seeds of native plants Plant Nursery Propagation of native plant species including rare plants for use in the RBG and by the public National Plant Strategy Development of a comprehensive strategy for the conservation of plant biodiversity in Jordan including establishment of the Jordan Plant Red List Green Corridor Preparation for the planting of millions of trees in a sustainable agro forestry project from Aqaba to the north of Jordan SUSTAINABLE LIVING Natural Materials Programme Research into local natural materials and ancient clay based techniques to produce earthen pipes bricks and mortars for water harvesting infrastructure as well as set up a pottery workshop Eco Building Building with natural materials keeping harmful concrete to a minimum Water Harvesting Traditional methods to capture water runoff

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  • Meet the Founder | Royal Botanic Garden
    no matter how fleeting Once you have tasted this sweet sensation it becomes intoxicatingly addictive Princess Basma bint Ali HRH Princess Basma bint Ali is an advocate of biodiversity conservation and has a strong connection with the environment Years ago she decided to create the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan to preserve native plants and ecosystems and promote biodiversity research and environmental learning Her dream is now becoming a reality After over five years of studies and planning an earth friendly design has been completed for Phase I of the gardens infrastructure and buildings Where others might have quickly put up buildings and started operations Princess Basma has preferred first to create a sound scientific base cultivate close ties with the local community and draw up a holistic ecological approach to the entire project Through a team effort great progress has already been made in establishing the RBG herbarium seed bank plant nursery and community based rangeland rehabilitation project among other things Complete visitor facilities are now in the process of being established Although the Garden is not yet officially open special events are already being held from time to time to accommodate groups that are eager to explore the RBG site and learn about Jordan s native plants Princess Basma has gained international recognition for her efforts to bring environmental issues to the forefront in Jordan In 2011 she was awarded the Henry Shaw Medal by the Missouri Botanical Garden for her pioneering work in founding the Royal Botanic Garden raising awareness among Jordanians about the urgent importance of conserving plants and protecting the environment In 2002 the United Nations Environmental Programme included her in the Global 500 Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievements In 1998 she became the first Arab woman to receive the title of Hero for

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  • The Story Behind the Logo | Royal Botanic Garden
    Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home About Us The Story Behind the Logo When HRH Princess Basma bint Ali founder of the Royal Botanic Garden initiated the process of creating a logo for the project she had a feeling in mind She wanted the logo to be genuine It had to speak of balance and connection to the earth promote the environment and conservation and relay the essence of who we are as a culture An early group of graphic designers tried their hand and produced nice results But something was missing Their designs felt incomplete A new approach to the logo began when the RBG got in touch with the College of Islamic Art and Architecture formerly known as the Institute of Traditional Islamic Art and Architecture ITIAA in Amman Over the course of several months the design sprang to life First professors from the College spent a day exploring the slopes of the Garden in springtime in the company of Dr Dawud Al Eisawi Professor of Botany at the University of Jordan They sketched many of the native Jordanian flowers growing there in the wild Our current logo arose from the dimensions and colours captured in their sketches and is based on traditional guiding principles of the Islamic arts including the Golden Ratio Many hands contributed to the creation of the logo The three key

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  • News and Updates | Royal Botanic Garden
    Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home About Us News and Updates German Officials Visit the RBG RBG conducts first training on the Establishment of a Virtual Herbarium International Independent School Field Trip Modern Montessori School Field Trip Symposium on Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Amman Baccalaureate School Field Trip Hashemite University Volunteering Day Second Awareness Workshop on Maintaining the Forest Sector Awareness Workshop on Maintaining the Forest Sector Amman Baccalaureate School children visit the Royal Botanic Garden to raise water awareness Publication Community Based Rangeland Rehabilitation Addressing food security and biodiversity rehabilitation at the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan BGJournal July 2013 The RBG and Kew go on a join specimen and seed collecting trip April 2013 The National Virtual Herbarium is uploading scanned botanical specimens dating back to the 1800s and early 1900s Dr Raed Al Tabini RBG researcher publishes a study on the potential of Atriplex spp for sheep production Cryopreservation project starts with IRD France RBG founder HRH Princess Basma bint Ali speaks on Roya TV Establishing species conservation priorities in Jordan Solar Cooking Workshop gives mouth watering results Canada Day 2012 at the RBG Teaching the local community to raise mushrooms The RBG s CBRR team publishes an article in Pastoralism Journal New website launched for FP7 funded BOT ERA Project Community Based Rangeland Rehabilitation Info Day Ecodomes under construction at the RBG Artisanal Workshop Visits Traditional Art College The RBG receives FP7 funding from the European Commission Minister of Environment speaking at RBG Scientific Day 1st Annual Scientific Day videos now online Dr Yassin Khayat Minister of Environment launches Jordan Red List Countdown The National Virtual Herbarium is launched on January 12 2012 The Jordan Mushroom Project Inspiring field trip for Tal Al Rumman women

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  • RBG Videos | Royal Botanic Garden
    Volunteers Biodiversity Research Rangeland Rehabilitation Biomass Surveys Grazing Behaviour Forage Programmes Flock Management and Health Economic Studies on Herding Local Knowledge CBRR Info Day Forest Awareness Workshop 2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home About Us RBG Videos Video about the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan produced by JICA volunteer Narita Hideyuki April 2014 Video about the EU funded BOT ERA project of the Royal Botanic Garden produced by JICA volunteer Narita Hideyuki April 2014 Related Pages Adonis microcarpa Small Pheasant s Eye Adonis microcarpa Small Pheasant s Eye Royal Botanic Garden Maps Mission and Vision The Story Behind the Logo Overview

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