The Royal Society for Conservation of Nature (RSCN) has banned the entry of falcons into the Kingdom to prevent the hunting of wild species threatened with extinction.
According to a statement by the RSCN, the ban is in line with the enforcement of laws and regulations prohibiting falconry and the possession, purchase, and sale of falcons inside the Kingdom.
"This ban came into effect after an agreement with the Minister of Agriculture, which was circulated by the Interior Minister to all concerned stakeholders in the national institutions and Gulf states embassies to inform their citizens," Chairman of the RSCN board of directors Khaled Irani said Tuesday in a statement.
The RSCN said it had conducted training workshops in cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture, Customs Department, and the Royal Administration for Environmental Protection at most border crossings to apply the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, which is an international convention on wildlife trade that helps ensure such trade does not threaten the survival of the species in the wild.
The RSCN is an independent non-profit non-governmental organization devoted to the conservation of Jordan's natural resources. It has been charged by the Government of Jordan with the protection of the Kingdom’s natural heritage.
The RSCN is one of the few voluntary organizations in the Middle East to be granted this kind of public service mandate. As a result of its pioneering conservation work, the society has achieved international recognition.