The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) is the first and the specialized organization in Jordan in marine conservation since 1993. HRH Princess Bassma Bint Ali is leading the organization as the chairperson, in addition to seven activists representing the Board members. JREDS is non-profit, non-governmental organization, and a member with the Foundation for Environmental Education, which is an international NGO running international programs in field of eco-tourism and Eco-schools. JREDS is also a member with national and international partnership, including IUCN, German Corporation Agency (GIZ), Quebec Labrador Foundation (QLF), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Potash Company, Ayla Oasis Project, Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), and Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT).
The society at the highest level is governed by its general assembly, which elects seven board of directors each fourth year. The board of directors approves and appoints an Executive Director who is entrusted with the society’s day-to-day management functions. The Executive Director in turn is authorized to recruit a cadre of qualified and capable full-time and part-time staff members who formulate the working team that would execute the society’s programs of work and activities.
The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) has different income sources including; hotels and beaches fees membership
To contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment in Jordan through our conservation program, outreach and advocacy as well as the sustainable development program.
JREDS is seek to be a world- class organization working on marine conservation for future generations in Jordan.
JREDS is running three main programs; Marine Conservation program focus mainly on marine life, doing scientific studies and research. Outreach and Advocacy program aiming to raise conscious awareness of individuals and organizations toward the environment, and advocate for human rights, in addition to invest our volunteer energy with our programs, field visits and activities. the third program is Sustainable Development that running in Jordan since 2008, through three international environmental Eco-Labels; Green key Eco labeling for tourism facilities, Blue Flag Eco label for beaches & marinas and Eco-schools program that designed for both governmental and private schools.
Moreover, JREDS is running funded projects in different fields that support the social economic approaches and one annual biggest campaign called "Clean-Up the World".
Main Current Projects / Activities 2016:
1. Working on new project that aims to implement safety plans on public beach.
2. Clean Up the World Campaign 2016/Aqaba
JREDS will contribute in sharing knowledge, experiences and skills to enhance and strengthen the network. In addition, JREDS has a very strong networks at the national, regional and international level, and by joining the network, JREDS will welcome to contribute to more networking and engagement of other stakeholders.
We would love to wide our partnership to spread the eco-concepts as a tool of enhancing the environment. In addition, JREDS is looking forward to get more insight on the available initiatives related to youth and campaigns. Therefore, joining the network will certainly support JREDS in its mission