Telling the Story of Auja’s water through the Auja Eco Center

Located in the Jordan Valley, North of Jericho, the municipality of Auja is facing environmental problems which are not unfamiliar to the region. The greatest obstacle in Auja is water scarcity, which is clearly manifested in the diminished flow of the Auja Spring, the main water source of the municipality.

A tour to a unique eco-cultural landscape, around the Palestinian village of Battir

On the 31st of August, a group of forty people participated in a tour jointly arranged by FoEME and the Jerusalem-based NGO Ir Amim, in the Palestinian villages of Walajeh and Battir. The visit was meant to raise awareness on the need to protect a unique cultural and heritage landscape, threatened by the Separation Barrier. Battir […]

Water conference makes for better neighbors

“Water” was the word on everyone’s lips at EcoPeace/Friends of the Earth Middle East’s Good Water Neighbors (GWN) conference staged in Jericho earlier this month. More than 250 representatives from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, along with international experts and scholars, gathered at Jericho’s InterContinental Hotel on September 11 and 12 to hear about the cross […]

Sand Cats

Sand Cats are the only types of felines that are able to survive the arid, hot and dry weather of deserts. They live in the deserts of Mauritania, Jordan, Algeria, Iraq, Israel, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan, Niger, Egypt and the Western Sahara.  Sand Cats are able to endure temperatures ranging from -5 to 52 Celsius through […]

A Biosphere Reserve to protect the Dead Sea unique heritage?

Biosphere Reserves are sites established by countries and recognized under UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme to promote sustainable development based on local community efforts and sound science. They are places that seek to reconcile conservation of biological and cultural diversity and economic and social development through partnerships between people and nature, with cooperation […]

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 […]

A Multifaith Journey of Hope to Israel, Palestine and Jordan

From 23rd April 2012 – 3rd May 2012, a unique tour took place in Israel, Palestine and Jordan, organized by Rabbi Frank Dabba Smith, and facilitated by FoEME.  The tour group was comprised of members of Jewish, Islamic and Christian faiths, and focused on visiting sites that are important to all three major monotheistic religions.  […]

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 […]