(MENAFN – Jordan Times) AMMAN – The Ministry of the Environment, in cooperation with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and through the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) project , organized a workshop on bird conservation in wind power harvesting.
Representatives of wind power companies in Jordan attended the workshop, titled International Best Practices for Bird Conservation in Operational Wind Power in the Kingdom, according to a statement from the organizers.
In his speech, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment Raed Bani Hani underlined Jordan’s leading role in the field of wind energy.
Bani Hani said that Jordan stands out for its application of the highest educational standards which have been applied during the different stages of development of these projects.
The Ministry of the Environment, in collaboration with the RSCN, has developed safeguards for the protection of migratory birds in wind power projects.
They established a national committee to monitor the implementation of these procedures and ultimately established a national database for bird monitoring programs in energy projects, which is the “first of its kind” in the world, the statement said. .
Ibrahim Khader, Regional Director of Birdlife Middle East, highlighted the diversity of birds in the Middle East. This reinforces the role of BirdLife International and its partners in protecting this great diversity, in particular by working on identifying areas of importance for birds and biodiversity along the Rift Valley Flyway and the Red Sea, read the statement.
Tareq Qaneer, Head of the Bird Project Management Unit at RSCN, provided a comprehensive overview of the activities Jordan is undertaking to ensure the protection of birds in particular and wildlife in general in the energy sector wind turbine.
Eric Becker, Regional Industry Director for the Middle East and North Africa at IFC, praised Jordan’s efforts to implement optimal international standards.
Laith El Moghrabi, national expert in bird and biodiversity monitoring in wind energy and member of the global review group, gave a talk on the different monitoring programs implemented in wind projects in Jordan.
Simon Hulka, Wind Sector Biodiversity Specialist at the International Finance Corporation, highlighted Jordan’s excellence in applying international standards and international best practices for estimating mortality cases which are currently underway. preperation.
The MSB project is funded by the Global Environment Facility, executed by the United Nations Development Program and implemented by BirdLife International.
BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organizations (NGOs) that works to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people for the sustainability of natural resource use, according to its website .
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