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Parks, Reserves, and Other Protected Areas in



National Parks

  • Dibeen
  • Petra
  • Shtafina
  • Wadi Rum
  • Zai

Forest and Rangeland Reserves

  • Al Ae'sheyeh Grazing Reserve
  • Al-Lajun Grazing Reserve
  • Azraq Desert
  • Bilal
  • Dab'a Grazing Reserve
  • Eira-Yaga Grazing Reserve
  • El-Adaseyeh Grazing Reserve
  • Faisalieh
  • Fujeij Grazing Reserve
  • Khanaseri Grazing Reserve
  • Maiin
  • Manshia Grazing Reserve
  • Mudawara
  • Nekhil Grazing Reserve
  • North Mujib
  • Rajib Grazing Reserve
  • Ras Naqb Grazing Reserve
  • Sabha Grazing Reserve
  • South Mujib Grazing Reserve
  • Surra Grazing Reserve
  • Tuana Grazing Reserve
  • Wadi Al-Butum Grazing Reserve

Wildlife Reserves

  • Abu Rukbah
  • Ajloun
  • Aqaba
  • Bayir
  • Burqu
  • Dana
  • Djabel
  • Ghor Fifa
  • Jabal Masadi
  • Jarba
  • Jordan River
  • Masadi
  • Mujib
  • Qatar
  • Rajil
  • Sarab
  • Shaumari
  • Wadi Araba
  • Wadi Mujib
  • Yarmouk River
  • Zubia

National Monuments

  • Qumran

Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)

  • Azraq Oasis

World Heritage Convention

  • Petra
  • Quseir Amra
  • Um er-Rasas (Kastrom Mefa'a)

UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserves

  • Dana
Protected Areas in Jordan
Environmental protection has been included as a priority activity in the 1986-1990 development plan. The existing network of areas protected specifically for nature conservation is covered under separate Royal proclamations. On 26 July 1965 the King issued a proclamation of intent to declare the first national park. Subsequently, the different categories of protected area, selected with the objective of protecting representative ecosystems with their characteristic fauna, flora and geomorphological features, were covered under Royal proclamation and include: national park, wildlife reserve, natural scenery area, game reserve, protected area and recreational area.

Protection of wildlife is the responsibility of the Forestry and Range Department of the Ministry of Agriculture. The Ministry of Agriculture, lacking expertise, delegates protected area establishment and management responsibilities to a private body, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) (formerly the Royal Jordanian Shooting Club). The RSCN, financed by both government and private donations, was set up in 1966 and is a nature conservation agency, handling wildlife conservation, management and control of hunting.
The activities of the Department of National Parks of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities include restoration of antiquities and responsibility for the national parks and historic monuments system.

Sources: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities; Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature, RSCN, UNEP, World Conservation Monitoring Centre