Juthoor



The initiative aims to sustain a forest in Al Sneineh area in Al Qasr district in Al Karak governorate by planting trees in partnership with local communities.

The concept behind Juthoor Initiative

Juthoor is a Royal initiative launched by the King Abdullah II Fund for Development in 2012 with a view to create and sustain a national forest in Al Sneineh area in Al Qasr district in Al Karak governorate over a total area of 12,000 dunums. The initiative is implemented through partnerships with local communities, young Jordanians and students from across the country. The initiative also seeks to instill spirit of volunteerism and the concept of active citizenship.


Juthoor Initiative is based on a national development programme with the cooperation of the ministries of agriculture, education and public works, in addition to other public youth entities, Jordanian universities, the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature, among others.

Objectives:

  1. Sustaining a national forest in Al Sneineh area in Al Qasr district in Al Karak governorate over a total area of 12,000 dunums.
  2. Instilling the concept of active citizenship though providing volunteering opportunities for the youth.
  3. Providing several economic benefits and social services for the local community in the area.
  4. Creating some recreational spaces for citizens.

Implementation Mechanism:

  1. Preparing the lands for planting.
  2. Seeking the help of volunteers to plant trees.
  3. Tasking the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature to supervise the sustainability of the project at present after it was supervised by Challenger Team and Alshajarah society previously.
  4. Planting trees regularly by the All Jordan Youth Commission volunteers as well as university and school students.

Achievements:

  • Planting 233,000 trees over a total area of 8,200 dunums of the total area of the project with the participation of 22,000 volunteers from schools, universities and the All Jordan Youth Commission.
  • Planting 11,200 pomegranate trees over a total area of 1,000 dunums.
  • Building two plastic houses and planting them with herbs.

Partners:

The Ministry of Agriculture, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature and the local community in Al Qasr district.

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