Eco-tourism Pilot Project
Eco-tourism Pilot Project
In a unique natural area south of Jordan, Ad Disi Basin Villages Tourism Cooperative, which manages tourism in a large part of Rum Protected Area, will implement the “Eco-tourism Pilot Project” in cooperation with the Wadi Rum Protected Area management. The project aims at controlling the negative impacts on the significant biodiversity of the Rum and Disi fragile eco-system caused by camel and vehicle tours and desert camping, through improving the general conditions of the vehicles and camels, and restricting tour paths and un-organized camping, taking full consideration of the local community’s economic and social needs. The project will also provide institutional capacity building for the Cooperative to enable it to better serve its environment and community.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ad Disi Basin Villages Tourism Cooperative
Country:
Jordan
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 44,368.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 18,360.00
Project Number:
JOR/02/16
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
It is expected that the project will improve the income of the local community due to increase of demand on camel tours.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Local community of the area are the indigenous beduin tribes of the Jordanian southern Badia (inhabited desert).
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Grantee Contact

Obeid Naser Zawaydeh
 

Address

Ad Disi village
Ad Disi village , Aqab Special Economi ,

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