The Abertis Foundation has been awarded for its efforts to foster the Network of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves, which has recently added two new Biosphere Reserves in Jordan
Oct. 25, 2018 | Abertis Foundation
- The Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature has recognised the fostering work towards the Network of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves achieved by the headquarters of the Abertis Foundation, the International UNESCO Centre for the Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves
- The Jordan’s Prince, El Hassan Bin Talal, in a formal visit to Spain, has given the award to the nowadays Abertis' General Director-counselor, José Aljaro.
Madrid, 25th of October 2018
Jordan’s Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature has given an award to the Abertis Foundation aknowledging its efforts to foster the Network of Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves through the International Centre for Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves under the auspices of UNESCO. The Centre is a pioneer experience of a public-private managed intitution, as the Abertis Foundation partnered with the Spanish Government and the United Nations to create it.
The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) is a jordan institution managed by the Water’s Prince, SAR Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, devoted to the protection, conservation and management of Jordan’s natural resources. The Prince, who is currently in a formal visit to Spain, has personally awarded the Abertis Foundation. The award has been collected by the Abertis’ counselor-general director, José Aljaro, and also by the Foundation’s president, Sergi Loughney. The Prince’s wife, Princess Sarvath El Hassan; the Ambassador of the Hachemit Kingdom of Jordan in Spain, Areej Al Hawamdeh; the State’s Secretary of exterior affairs, Fernando Valenzuela; and also the General Abertis’ Secretary, José Mª Coronas, have also assisted at the ceremony.
The International UNESCO Centre for the Mediterranean Biosphere Reserves, located in the Abertis Foundation’s headquarters at the Castellet Castle (Barcelona) has recently added two new Biosphere Reserves: the Jordan cities of Dana and Mujib, in order to strengthen even more the cooperation between the two Mediterranean shores.