Participatory Management of Horse-riding Service in Dibeen Nature Reserve
Participatory Management of Horse-riding Service in Dibeen Nature Reserve
The project aims at organizing the horse-riding service in Dibeen Nature Reserve through participatory management that would ensure biodiversity protection in the area and achieve sustainable use of natural resources by the local community, at the same time providing visitors with a high quality tourist service. This initiative will coordinate with the socio-economic component of the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in Dibeen Nature Reserve Project (GEF medium-size project).

The project will define the paths to be used for the horse trips within the reserve in order to minimize negative impact on plant cover. Three stations for the horses will be designated and provided with the necessary services, to receive visitors and organize tours. A plan will be developed in cooperation with horse owners to deal with the issue of grazing and fodder and the impacts on the fodder. An environmental monitoring programme of the new system, the pathes and stations will be prepared and implmented , including the impacts of animal waste.
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Project Snapshot

The Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 26,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 29,300.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 750.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
A committee that organizes and institutionalizes the work of individuals running tours for visitros in the reserve using animals. The committee will manage the sector, improving the service provided and reducing threat caused on the forest resources by adhoc animal tours.
Notable Community Participation
The local community of the Dibeen reserve nearby villages will be the main target of this project. Plan to Ensure Public Participation: - Meeting will be conducted for the targeted sector, to explain and introduce the project main objective and activities, in order to encourage them to participate effectively in the previously established committee. - The reserve management will participate by more than 100% of the project total budget. - The horse-riding committee will consist of the horses’ owners and members from the reserve team, to fulfill the project’s objectives.
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Grantee Contact

Ms. Eman Elayyan


Jubeiha, Amman
Amman , P.O.Box 1215

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246


UNDP Jordan/ shmeisani, Ishaq Al Edwan street/ P.O.Box 941631
Amman, Arab States, 11183