Interaction of ecosystems in shaping biodiversity in arid environments: A case study in the Eastern Desert of Jordan
Interaction of ecosystems in shaping biodiversity in arid environments: A case study in the Eastern Desert of Jordan
The study will investigate the biodiversity of the reptiles, freshwater fish and mammals inhabiting the Eastern Desert of Jordan. Also, species richness, endemic species of the Eastern Desert are compared with species composition of the fauna of Jordan.


Project Objectives will include:
1. Activate the Badia Center for Ecological Education in research, which in turn provides more information on the biodiversity of the eastern desert.
2. Integrate traditional value of the study area with hand-made crafts that are derived from the surrounding natural heritage of the area.
3. Study the variations in biodiversity according to ecosystem identified in the eastern desert, and establish a botanical garden that includes most of the wild plants present in the eastern desert.
4. Study habitat selection for the known endemic and relict species (reptiles, freshwater fishes and mammals) in the eastern desert.
5. Study species richness, biodiversity and population structure of some selected indicator species.
6. Make rapid assessment for the mammalian and reptilian diversity in the various habitats.
7. Training and capacity building of the some members of local community in various aspects of ecological research.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Anageed Al Khair Cooperative/ The Badia Center for Ecological Education
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 43,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 39,500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,500.00
Project Number:
JOR/OP4/Y2/CORE/09/07
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Influence
1. Activate the Badia Center for Ecological Education in research, which, in turn provides more information on the biodiversity of the eastern desert. 2. Integrate traditional value of the study area with hand-made crafts that are derived from the surrounding natural heritage of the area. 3. Study the variations in biodiversity according to ecosystem identified in the eastern desert, and establish a botanical garden that includes most of the wild plants present in the eastern desert. 4. Study habitat selection for the known endemic and relict species (reptiles, freshwater fishes and mammals) in the eastern desert. 5. Study species richness, biodiversity and population structure of some selected indicator species. 6. Make rapid assessment for the mammalian and reptilian diversity in the various habitats. 7. Training and capacity building of the some members of local community in various aspects of ecological research.
Notable Community Participation
local community will be involved in the project implementation as the project will develop skills for marketing the products of the handmade crafts workshop & train local community on growing natural plants that exists in the eastern desert that could be of economic value and market these products along with the hand crafts & prepare a workshop on the biodiversity of the eastern desert with local participation to give a better understanding of the local community on the biodiversity richness of the eastern desert.
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Grantee Contact

Dr. Mustafa Shudeifat
 

Address

c/o The Badia Research and Development Center
Mafraq ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Anas Abdel Raouf Khasawneh
Phone:
00962/6/5100420 Ext: 246
Fax:
00962/6/5100430
Email:

Address

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