Birds of a Feather
Every year farmers in the Jordan Valley lose the majority of their crops to pests. Through regional cooperation between Jordanian, Palestinian and Israeli farmers, a solution to the problem has been found in the form of none other than barn owls. In sharing and promoting the use of barn owls and kestrels as biological pest […]
Sealing The Pipes To Save Water In Palestine
To raise awareness about the region’s opportunities to conserve water in Palestine, Israel and Jordan, FoEME is launching campaigns to raise public awareness about important and eco-nomically sensible interventions that can be implemented to save water and increase the water supply to the Jordan River. In Palestine, although most of the population is connected to […]
The Iris of Jordan
When thinking of flowers the first thing that comes in mind is its bright, striking colors. However, the national flower of Jordan is the jet-black Iris. Blooming in spring, this delicate flower can be seen near all of Jordan’s cities during its short season. Still, the flower grows in abundance in particular on village roads […]
The Tale of the Jordan Valley: Why We Must Protect the Lower Jordan River and the Dead Sea
Throughout history, the land of Jordan has been renowned for its verdant vegetation and wildlife. Ancient mosaics and stone engravings show pictures of lush fields filled with exotic animals. Known in the Bible as the “land of milk and honey,” the area was also described by more recent historians and travelers as green and abundant […]
Interview with FoEME Staff Member Abdel Rahman Sultan
You already know about our mission. Now it’s time to meet the men and women behind the curtain. This is the third post in a series of interviews of FoEME staff and affiliates. We hope you enjoy getting to know us better! Always an environmental activist, Abdel Rahman Sultan tells us a little bit about […]
Reflections of an Intern: A Day at the Sharhabil bin Hassan Eco-park
On the 12th of July, two fellow Jordanian student interns and I traveled with FoEME staff to the Sharhabil bin Hassan Eco-park in the northern part the Jordan Valley. We headed out early in the morning; the sun was luminous against the azure sky. As we traversed the long road to the Ghor, I enjoyed […]
FoEME Presents Peace Park Project at International Conference on Sites of Conscience in Casablanca
From January 18th to 22nd, , over 30 organizations from throughout the Middle East and North Africa region gathered for four days in Casablanca upon invitation of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. Recent events of the Arab spring were at the heart of many presentations, raising the question of new objects of history […]
Welcoming one of FoEME’s founding members: a look into the Jordan River Valley’s Biodiversity, Past and Future.
In biblical accounts, the Jordan River Valley is closely associated with a healthy, lush and functioning ecosystem. Today, the River’s trickling water and disappearance of more than half of its species are hardly in-keeping with this image. But who keeps an eye on the disappearance of the River’s species? We welcome a founding member of […]
Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan – Epiphany ceremonies all over the world
This week, all over the world, Christians are celebrating the Epiphany, also known as the Feast of Theophany. While the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches mainly celebrate the visit of the Biblical Magi to baby Jesus in Bethlehem, the Eastern Orthodox Christian churches celebrate the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist in the River Jordan. […]
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With the end of the fiscal year upon us, you may need to squeeze in your tax-deductible donations before heading off to that New Year’s party…you can make an online donation right now which is US tax-deductible and help start the new year in a green way by helping build FoEME’s three EcoParks!