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Jordan Journal of Nature

Jordan Journal of Natural History

Forward by Yehya Khaled -Director General Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is a long-standing and active NGO, devoted to the conservation of Jordan’s natural environment. It was established in 1966 under the patronage of late King Hussein, and it has an official delegation for biodiversity conservation across Jordan. RSCN’s protected areas are the backbone of its nature conservation strategy. They represent the finest ecosystems remaining in the Kingdom. For several decades RSCN managed its protected areas as isolated sanctuaries, fenced and guarded from the general public and with little role for scientific information in their management. In 1992 the Society pioneered the Region’s first integrated conservation and development project in the Dana Nature Reserve. This project successfully demonstrated that protected area management could be linked to the socio-economic development of local people and ushered in a new era in conservation thinking, based on the proper use of ecological research in protected areas management; therefore RSCN witnessed the establishment of its first Research and Survey section to play this role. Since that time, the research information are collected and updated regularly, however there has been little sharing of this information with scientific community or even the public. In 2011 RSCN’s Transformation Strategy was completed, It was designed to address the serious problems stemming from the rapid growth of the organisation over the last 5 years; one of which is turning the Research and Survey section into a modern Conservation Monitoring Center (CMC). The main objective of the new center is to standardize the process for recording, categorising, analysing, archiving, and reporting of ecological data and sharing it with scientific community and the public in general in order to influence national polices and plans to become more biodiversity conservation friendly. Today, I am really pleased to launch the first issue of RSCN’s scientific journal, the Jordan Journal of Natural History, which represents RSCN’s new tool designed to enhance proper documentation of biodiversity research and sharing this information with decision makers and scientific communities. This journal will serve researchers in biodiversity issues within the Middle East to exchange scientific knowledge. In this regard, I take the opportunity to thank all the reviewers who spent their valuable time to revise all the submitted manuscript and for their critical and professional comments


The Jordan Journal of Natural History is an open access scientific publication published by the Conservation Monitoring Center at Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. The aim of the journal is to enrich knowledge on the regional fauna and flora of the Arabian countries of the Middle East (Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen). This includes fauna, flora (Systematics, taxonomy, Phylogenetics, Genetics, Morphology, Conservation, Ecology, Biogeography, and Palaeontology) and Geology.

Submission of Manuscripts

Manuscripts should be solely submitted to the Jordan Journal of Natural History and have not been published or submitted elsewhere. All manuscripts will be reviewed by at least two referees. Based on reviewers’ recommendations, the Chief Editor will decide whether the manuscript will be accepted or rejected for publication. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly recommended. Submit manuscript as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at: jjnh@rscn.org.jo . After submission, a manuscript number will be communicated to the corresponding author.

Editorial Board

Chief Editor Prof. Dr. Dawud Al-Eisawi
Department of Biology
The University of Jordan
Amman - Jordan
Associate Editor Nashat Hamidan 
Conservation Monitoring Centre 
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature 
Amman – Jordan
Journal Secretary Anas Abu-Yahya 
Conservation Monitoring Centre 
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature 
Amman – Jordan

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Abdul Kader Abed
Department of Geology & Environmental Scienes 
The University of Jordan 
Amman – Jordan
Dr. Monuir Abi Said
Department of Biology
University of Beirut
Beirut - Lebanon
Dr. Abdul Kareem Al-Nasher 
Department of Biology
University of San’a
San’a – Yemen
Prof. Dr. Zuhair Amr 
Department of Biology 
Jordan University of Science & Technology 
Irbid- Jordan
Dr. Mohammed Shobrak 
Biology Department, Taif University 
P.O. Box 888
Taif – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Prof. Dr. Ahmad M. Disi 
Department of Biology 
The University of Jordan 
Amman - Jordan
Mr. Gary R. Feulner 
P.O. Box 9342 
Dubai, U.A.E.
Dr. Max Kasparek 
Mönchhofstr. 16 
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Katbeh Bader 
Department of Plant Protection
The University of Jordan (Amman – Jordan)
Madaba- Jordan
Dr. Fares Khoury 
Department of Biology & Biotechnology, 
American University of Madaba
Prof. Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh 
University of Bait Lahem 
Bait Lahem – Palestine
Dr. Adwan Shehab
General Commission for Scientific Agricultura Researc 
CSAR Douma,  P.O.Box 113 
Damascus, Syria
Dr. Chris Goldspink, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK (English Editor)


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