Developing the Marine Aquarium and Establishment of Marine Museum, Aqaba- Jordan
Developing the Marine Aquarium and Establishment of Marine Museum, Aqaba- Jordan
The project aims at protecting the special marine biodiversity in Aqaba Gulf through developing the marine life exhibit at the Marine Science Station and establishing a marine life museum, coupled with an awareness programme targeting the various sectors of the community with special focus on students.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Marine Science Station
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
International Waters
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 60,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 120,000.00
Project Number:
JOR/OP3/05/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The Marine Aquarium is considered the main and only source of information about coral reefs in Jordan for a large sector of the visitors. Developing the aquarium will enable it to reach a competitve level in terms of type of ecosystems presented to the public, the sustainability of the aquarium for teaching both students, at school and university levels, and for general tourists about marine life in the sea, suitability of the aquarium for spreading public awareness to visitors.
Policy Influence
The project was created to protect the biological diversity and marine environment in a sustainable manner in the Gulf of Aqaba, Jordan. Objectives: • To develop the existing aquarium and to add another establishment to the aquarium acting as marine museum. • To develop educational tools and displays in order to educate different sectors of the people community, among them school students, local and international tourists. • To qualify and train technicians for dealing with reference collections and produce material for people education and awareness. • To draw attention on the natural heritage of the marine environment and protect the fossilized reef organisms along the Jordanian coast.
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Grantee Contact

Dr. Ma'rouf Khalaf
Phone: +962 3 2015145
 

Address

P.O.Box 195
Aqaba , South , 77110
 

Website

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SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
Phone:
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246
Fax:
00962/6/5100430
Email:

Address

UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183