Mainstreaming migratory soaring birds conservation in the five sectors of agriculture, hunting and tourism, waste management and energy in Jordan


Funded by GEF and UNDP (2018-2023)

The Rift Valley/Red Sea flyway is the second most important flyway for migratory soaring birds  in the world, with over 1.5 million birds of at least 37 species, including 5 globally threatened species, using this corridor between their breeding grounds in Europe and West Asia and wintering areas in Africa each year. The aim of this umbrella programme is to mainstream migratory soaring bird considerations into the productive sectors along the flyway that pose the greatest risk to the safe migration of these birds – principally hunting, energy, tourism development, agriculture and waste management.

These different sectors have generated many of the environmental problems of the Rift Valley due to imbalance and overconsumption of the natural resources and land management.

The project will be implemented in Jordan in the period of (2018 – 2023) by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) in collaboration with Birdlife and after a generous fund from GEF and UNDP and aimed to adapt the MSB project regional guidelines to national needs in all productive sectors along the various land use classifications and patterns in order to control land categories (productive sector) and their development activities and addressing the threats relevant to five key sectors, energy, agriculture, hunting, waste management and tourism, and cuts across other sectors from a planning and regulation perspective.