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The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS)

The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS)




Our efforts are not only dedicated to the conservation of the extraordinary Marine environment in Jordan, but also to the people enjoying it, the economy which is based on it, and the communities who are relying on its ecosystems. The Royal Marine Conservation Society of Jordan (JREDS) was founded in 1993 by a group of concerned Jordanian ecological divers, headed by HRH Princess Basma bint Ali, one of the first female divers in Jordan. The initiative, which started as a simple for-fun nature dive officially became the first specialized Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated to the conservation of the marine environment in 1995. Since then, JREDS programming has developed from the implementation of a variety of activities to a more comprehensive way of thinking, resulting in the establishment of three distinct programs: Marine Conservation, Outreach & Advocacy and Sustainable Development. At the highest level, the society is governed by its general assembly, which elects a board of seven directors every 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 group of qualified and capable full-time and part-time staff members who form the working team that executes the society’s work and activities.


Jordan, Aqaba, Fifth area, Al-Farabi St., Building #6