Shaumari Wildlife Reserve

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

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
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LocationJordan
Nearest cityAzraq
Coordinates31°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]
Area22 km2 (8.5 sq mi)
Established1975

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, Somali ostriches, Persian onagers (an Asian wild ass from Iran) and gazelles.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ "Shaumari Wildlife Reserve". Jordan Tourism Board. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03.