Plant Biodiversity in the Eastern Badia and Their Use
Plant Biodiversity in the Eastern Badia and Their Use
Because Eastern Badia is rich in its plant biodiversity as they reported there were 322 species belonging to 46 families, and because little is known on the species composition and richness. Also, many of these wild plants are used by the locals at a large scale for medicinal purposes and these plants was never investigated which make it deserve a closer study.
Thus emerged the need to conduct a survey of wild plants in the eastern desert (Um Al-Qutain area to Burqu’ area) during different seasons and collect, document and photograph all plant species within this area as those Species will be identified, and their Arabic name will be extracted.

The project aims to :

1. Identify plant biodiversity in the eastern Badia.
2. Identify local use of wild plants in the eastern Badia .
3. Document the plant biodiversity in the eastern Badia and publish a booklet including plant species and their use.
4. Conduct a survey to determine wild plant use in the eastern Badia.

The project will be implemented through many activities including : Field work and collection of wild plants, Identification of collected specimens, Conduct questionnaires, Conduct workshop, Produce a book, Reporting.
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Project Snapshot

Anageed Al Khair Cooperative/ The Badia Center for Ecological Education
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 18,042.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 20,859.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The plant species specimens collection will be undertaken by biologists after an intensive training course in basic botany. Students from the local community with B. Sc. In biology or agricultural science will be employed under the supervision of an expert. Beside a workshop will be conducted in Um Al Quttain in the Badia Center for Ecological Education with participation with the local community to get feedback on the results obtained from the local use of wild plants.
Gender Focus
The questionnaires will be equally distributed to both males and females within the local communities. Also, women will be invited to attend the workshop with final results.
Number of globally significant species protected by project 14

Grantee Contact

Mr. Mustafa Shudaifat


c/o The Badia Research and Development Center
Mafraq ,

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