Shaumari Wildlife Reserve

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Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
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Tall reeds, Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
Map showing the location of Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
Map showing the location of Shaumari Wildlife Reserve
Map of Jordan
Location Jordan
Nearest city Azraq
Coordinates 31°44′31″N 36°46′59″E / 31.742°N 36.783°E / 31.742; 36.783Coordinates: 31°44′31″N 36°46′59″E / 31.742°N 36.783°E / 31.742; 36.783[1]
Area 22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Established 1975

The Shaumari Wildlife Reserve is a Jordanian nature reserve near the town of Azraq, approximately 100 km (62 mi) east of Amman.

It is a regionally important reserve created in 1975 by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature as a breeding center for endangered or locally extinct wildlife. The 22-square-kilometre (8.5 sq mi) reserve is a thriving protected environment for some of the most threatened species of animals in the Middle East. Some of the species include Arabian Oryx, ostrichs, onagers (an Asian wild ass) and gazelles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". protectedplanet.net. 
  2. ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". Jordan Tourism Board.