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  • RBG Founder Awarded the Henry Shaw Medal | Royal Botanic Garden
    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 News RBG Founder Awarded the Henry Shaw Medal Missouri Botanical Garden Awards Highest Honour to Princess Basma bint Ali Her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali has received the Henry Shaw Medal from the Missouri Botanical Garden The award was presented by Dr Peter Wyse Jackson president of the Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis Missouri on October 10 2011 Awarded since 1893 and named for the Missouri garden s founder the medal honors people who have made a significant contribution to environmental objectives such as sustainability botanical research horticulture and education Princess Basma bint Ali was recognized 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 The RBG s relationship with Missouri and Dr Wyse Jackson actually goes back a number of years In the very earliest planning stages for the RBG in the year 2000 Princess Basma called up Peter Wyse Jackson now the president of the Missouri Botanical Garden but then at Botanic Gardens Conservation International and asked for advice on launching a botanical garden Two weeks later Dr Wyse Jackson arrived in Amman He travelled around Jordan with Princess Basma bint Ali and RBG Site Manager Kamal Nuimat to help determine

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  • Princess Basma bint Ali at RBG's 1st Annual Scientific Day in January 2012 | Royal Botanic Garden
    Garden Maps Visitors Schools and Groups Garden Etiquette 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 Princess Basma bint Ali at RBG s 1st Annual Scientific Day in January 2012 Go to speech by Dr Yassin Khayat Minister of Environment Watch more presentations from RBG Scientific Day 2012 Princess Basma bint Ali at the Royal Botanic Garden s 1st Annual Scientific Day in Amman Jordan Related Pages RBG Videos RBG Newsletter Enter your info below Images

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  • The RBG at the GA 2011 Medicinal Plant Congress | Royal Botanic Garden
    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 News The RBG at the GA 2011 Medicinal Plant Congress The Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan sent five people to GA 2011 or the 59th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research held in Antalya Turkey from September 4 to 9 2011 HRH Princess Basma bint Ali founder of the Garden was the guest of honour at the GA 2011 and delivered the opening speech The GA Congress so named from the original German title Gesellschaft für Arzneiplanzen und Naturstoff Forschung has been organized annually since 1953 in order to stimulate cooperation among international scientists for the advancement of research and development in phytomedicine medicinal and aromatic plants and their products Scientists and researchers from around the world attend the GA Congress to discuss the advancement of research in fields such as pharmacognosy nutraceuticals cosmeceuticals biotechnology traditional and natural medicines essential oils and the analysis of natural products The annual GA Congress is an ideal venue for researchers to network with each other and meet colleagues from other countries The RBG submitted two scientific abstracts for the Congress and they were published in the official journal Planta Medica Journal of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research Medicinal plants of the Royal Botanic Garden site at Tal Al Rumman in Jordan Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local Bedouins in the

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  • NVH News | Royal Botanic Garden
    the EU FP7 funded BOT ERA project Specimens of over 120 species and seeds of native plants were collected in diverse nature areas of Jordan such as the Dana Biosphere Reserve and Ajloun Forest Reserve Specific training was given in collection techniques and the preservation of seeds and specimens in the field Three specimen sets were collected for each plant One set was deposited at RBG Jordan and the duplicates went to the RSCN and RBG Kew Some specimens were taken to the UK for identification by Kew botanists The new specimens will soon be scanned and made available online at the National Virtual Herbarium More info on the RBG s spring collecting trip and training can be accessed here Specimens from the 1800s and 1900s The National Virtual Herbarium is continuing to upload specimens from a historical collection housed at one of our partner herbariums the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension NCARE of Jordan The specimens from the late 1800s and early 1900s include some collected by John Edward Dinsmore Fred S Mayers and George Edward Post Historical Collection Being Uploaded February 2013 The National Virtual Herbarium is proud to announce the addition to our website of the first part of a historical collection dating back to the late 1800s and early 1900s The specimens in question were collected and determined in the TransJordan and CisJordan areas by botanists John Edward Dinsmore Fred S Mayers and George Edward Post Search Now You may search our website for these historic specimens an example of which is here Acer sp We will be uploading more of the same collection on an almost daily basis so please check the website often Our Collaborators We would like to thank the National Center for Agricultural Research and Extension NCARE for allowing us to scan these specimens deposited at their herbarium Our thanks also goes out to all the other herbaria collaborating with us in Jordan as we look forward to scanning and adding their specimens to the National Virtual Herbarium in the future If you have not already done so please subscribe to the National Virtual Herbarium newsletter in the sidebar box We are excited about our task of providing you with online access to herbarium specimens of Jordan s native flora and hope you ll send us your feedback Maysa Shishani NVH Coordinator February 12 2013 A Few Words from the Coordinator of the National Virtual Herbarium January 2012 The establishment of Jordan s National Virtual Herbarium has been both a joyous journey and a huge challenge made possible with the support of many I wish to express my deep gratitude to Princess Basma bint Ali as she has provided the foundation and inspiration for the National Virtual Herbarium and the entire Royal Botanic Garden Without her encouragement and belief in me and her contagious enthusiasm all the way the task would have been much harder Particular thanks go to my colleagues at the Royal Botanic Garden Tariq Abu Taleb and

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  • Modern Montessori School Field Trip | Royal Botanic Garden
    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 Modern Montessori School Field Trip On 22 April 2015 130 students from Modern Montessori School in the sixth grade visited the Royal Botanic Garden The field trip aimed to raise the children s understanding on native plants and environment in Jordan The group learned about the biodiversity of plants the role of the Garden in conserving them and the RBG s sustainable living and future plans The students also visited the

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  • Symposium on Restoring Degraded Ecosystems | Royal Botanic Garden
    MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Symposium on Restoring Degraded Ecosystems On 30 March 2015 the RBG in cooperation with the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens ERA held a Symposium on Restoring Degraded Ecosystems Regional and International Perspectives at the Landmark Hotel Amman The symposium which was attended by more than 160 stakeholders from Jordanian universities NGOs and community groups joined ERA members from the UK USA Australia Uganda and Kenya with regional botanic gardens and NGO delegates from Jordan Palestine Lebanon Egypt and Oman to present a series of extensive presentations on land restoration projects of countries worldwide In the afternoon session the RBG founder HRH Princess Basma bint Ali headed a panel discussion on common challenges and opportunities of success and networking in this domain HRH concluded the symposium stating that the human being is the most important element in ecological restoration under the damage caused by climate change and the lack of water She added that action is required now to face the accumulated environmental problems of the damage which is threatening the global food security Lastly HRH called all the Arab countries to consolidate at all levels in this regard because the environment does not know borders and it is a duty of every individual to to reserve and reach a world free of environmental challenges in the future The symposium was followed by a full day meeting of the ERA executive council and members to identify what the next key steps of the alliance will be to scale up the ERA impact and to work together to share experiences and develop strategies for addressing and overcoming common restoration challenges A number of organizations supported the symposium and related meetings through active sponsorship Botanic Gardens

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  • Amman Baccalaureate School Field Trip | Royal Botanic Garden
    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 Amman Baccalaureate School Field Trip On 17 November 2014 20 students from Amman Baccalaureate School in the eighth grade visited the Royal Botanic Garden The field trip was part of a community service awareness programme at the school which specifically aims to raise the children s understanding of the environment The group learned about the biodiversity of plants the role of the Garden in conserving them and the RBG s sustainable living and future plans The students also visited the Garden s research center and had a briefing in the Nursery Seed Bank and Herbarium Later they helped decorate litter bins

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  • Hashemite University Volunteering Day | Royal Botanic Garden
    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 Hashemite University Volunteering Day Fifty five Hashemite University students volunteered for a day at the Royal Botanic Garden in November 2014 The Royal Botanic Garden isn t open to the public yet and only occasionally accommodates groups of visitors However when we got a call from HU professor Dr Jwan Ibbini and heard she was teaching Environmental Volunteering we couldn t say No The students did a variety of tasks like clean and sort seeds prepare herbarium specimens make reed windbreaks learn about and turn compost build rock terraces and dig holes Dr Ibbini is Professor of Environmental Microbiology Dept of Land Management and Environment at the Faculty of Natural Resources Environment Hashemite University The students are in a 4 year Land

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