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 has started as a simple fun- for nature dive officially became the first specialized Jordanian non-profit, non-governmental organization dedicated for the conservation of the marine environment in 1995.
Since then, JREDS has developed from the regular implementation of activities to more solid way of thinking and three programs were established; the Marine Conservation, Outreach & Advocacy and the Sustainable Development programs.
JREDS is working under a vision to become a” World-class” organization in marine conservation for future generations in Jordan. JREDS aims in its mission to contribute to the conservation and sustainable use of the marine environment in Jordan through implementing the programs successfully. Therefore, strategic directions have been established as follows:
- Develop and implement marine conservation programs.
- Involve and empower the community in marine conservation efforts through education and awareness programs, with special emphasis on the youth.
- Contribute to the efforts of sustainable use of the marine environment in Jordan through integrating environmental conservation with socio-economic development.
- Develop and implement environmental advocacy programs through networking with national, regional and global partners.
- Develop the institutional, technical and financial capacity of JREDS to maximize brand quality.
Over years, JREDS became a well- established organization, with resilient reputation, and is currently ranked as a leading institution in Jordan, but more at regional and international levels.