Advancing the Bakoura Jordanian National Park initiative in the Jordanian Parliament

The Health and Environment Committee of the Jordanian Lower House of Parliament held a hearing on Monday, May 14th concerning the proposal of Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) to create a Jordanian National Park at Bakoura. FoEME called for the meeting to discuss the organization’s long-time plans for the area, currently a military-controlled […]

Bakoura: A National Peace Park in the Near Future?

Sunday, April 15th, 2012:  The Visit We stood on the edge of the cliff and took it all in.  Suited parliamentarians from the Committee of Environment and Health in the Lower House of Parliament, FoEME staff, military members and journalists alike gazed at the view afforded by the blue sky, hazy mountains, and rolling fields.  […]

Jordanian Palestinian Media Workshop: Local Water Management and Environmental Education

Friends of the Earth Middle East (FoEME) hosted a workshop at the Marriott Dead Sea Resort and Spa for journalists and media experts from Jordan and Palestine from the 26th to the 28th of March.  As the final event in FoEME’s Transboundary Advocacy of Parliamentarians (TAP)  project, the workshop was designed to inform journalists about environmental issues in the region and […]