“Flora and Fauna of the Petra Archaeological Park & Region”
“Flora and Fauna of the Petra Archaeological Park & Region”
The Petra National Trust (PNT), a national non-government organization that was created to preserve the antiquities, cultural heritage and environment of the Petra region will implement the “Flora and Fauna of the Petra Archaeological Park & Region”. The project aims at contributing to the protection of biodiversity in Petra, a unique heritage area, (UNESCO World Heritage site) in the arid to semi-arid ecosystem of the East Mediterranean. It will promote Petra in its regional and ecological settings as an eco-tourism destination through the production of a high quality pocket guide to the flora and fauna of the area and through outreach activities. The project will contribute to the development of local indigenous community in the Petra region through outreach and awareness activities, and through connecting to poverty alleviation efforts in the area. The project’s research activities are partly supported by the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Jordan. Grant value amounts to US$ 48,700.
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Petra National Trust
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,700.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 8,840.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 7,325.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
A greater awareness of the local residents to their particular environment will increase the understanding that it is special and worth preserving. the importance of this world heritage site with its unique flora and fauna will be highlighted through the activities and the publication that will be produced by this book.
Notable Community Participation
It is planned to initiate outreach activities directly relating to this project, targeting mainly younger people, for example: arranging lectures, discussions and promoting awareness of the environmental aspects of Petra. Other activities might include trips for members and press releases that would attract and moblize public participation in the protection efforts of this area.
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Royal Netherlands Embassy

Grantee Contact

Aysar Akrawi
Phone: 962-06-5686338
Email: pnt@nets.com.jo


P.O.Box 815480
Petra , Amman , 11180

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