Rhus Forest
Rhus Forest
The NGO cooperated with a local cement industry in the area and established a Rhus Forest on al old quarry site. Rhus trees used to grow in the area in the past and diminished as a result of mining and industrial operations. The NGO believed that the project would help restore an element of biodiversity in the area, promote local action to improve performance of a local industry towards land management and pollution prevention. The achievements of this project included planting a shelterbelt around the Cement Factory, which helps to reduce the effects of pollution caused by this industry. The factory had also improved its environmental mangement practices.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Jordan Environment Society-Fuheis Branch
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 33,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,000.00
Project Number:
GEF-JOR-92-G51-02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Awareness created through this project, together with other environmental initiatives, assisted the factory to improve its production lines in accordance with established environmental considerations. The factory had also acquired the ISO 14000 certification.
Notable Community Participation
The NGO invloved its branch which operates in the project site area in implementing this project. People involved in this project whether working in the cement factory or members and supporters of the NGO are all residents of the area around the factory and are affected by its operation, and this caused them all to feel part of the project.
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Grantee Contact

Ahmad Obeidat
 

Address

P.O.Box 922821
P.O.Box 922821 , Amman , 11192

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