Dana Biosphere Reserve

Jordan - King’s Highway

Dana Biosphere Reserve encompasses four different bio-geographical zones of the country. Mediterranean, Irano-Turanian, Saharo-Arabian and Sudanian and a melting pot of species from Europe, Africa and Asia.

With a combination of natural communities in a single area, this unique Biosphere Reserve houses scarce animals and plants. In total, there are 800 plant species and 449 animal species recorded. Twenty-five are known to be on the endangered list, including the Sand Cat, the Syrian Wolf, the Lesser Kestrel and the Spiny Tailed Lizard.

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