Wadi Rum along with Aqaba marine park are natural protected sites managed by Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority. In addition to those two sites, Jordan has six more nature reserves managed by the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature (RSCN). For more information about RSCN and its nature reserves, see its website www.rscn.org.jo
Aqaba Marine Park
Aqaba coasts have hundreds of coral and fish species with sea grass gardens creating a dizzying tapestry of colors and shapes. The complex vividness of our marine inheritance is juxtaposed against the stark beauty of the desert and mountains that melt into the blue waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. The need to safeguard this fragile wealth has led the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority in 1997 to establish the Aqaba marine park along the southern coast of the Jordanian Gulf of Aqaba, its approximately 7km in length. The Aqaba marine park is working to protect the marine environment by regulating the activities by zoning and by providing services such as car parks , WCs, walk ways, camping area, mooring buoys, etc.) and by informing and educating the public about the value of the park through the visitor center of the aqaba marine park.
Rugged mountains, spanning edge of rift valley. Mediterranean forest, steppe and true desert. Spectacular views. Hiking and camping. Guest house. Azraq
Restored oasis in Eastern Desert.
Important wetland for migrating birds. Boardwalks, bird hide and visitor centre.
Captive breeding centre for Arabian Oryx and other endangered desert species. Oryx
safari available. Mujib
Arid sandstone mountains bordering the Dead Sea. Free-flowing rivers in deep gorges. Release site for Nubian Ibex. Hiking and camping. Adventure tours along river.
Evergreen oak forest. Rich in spring flowers
and woodland birds. Release site for Roe Deer. Walks and camping. Dibeen
Dibeen nature reserve
is the southwestern geographical limit of the indigenous Aleppo pine forest in the world. It is a complex of the best remaining examples of the pine-oak forest type that once covered large areas of the Middle East.