Ajloun Forest Reserve

The Ajloun Forest Reserve is a nature reserve located in the Ajloun Governorate in north-west Jordan. Established by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in 1988 in the area around the village of Umm Al-Yanabi, it comprises an area of 13 square kilometers (5 sq mi).

 

The reserve is houses a captive breeding program for the locally extinct roe deer and has been declared an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International. In October 2018, Ajloun Natural Reserve won a place among the top 100 sustainable destinations on the global tourism map. The reserve is home to a wide variety of plants and animals

 

The climate in the reserve is rare in Jordan as wooded areas account for only 1% of Jordan's area. The geography of the reserve contains mostly rolling hills and valleys as well as some springs. The reserve enjoys a Mediterranean-like climate.

 

There are also a number of hiking trails for tourists. Tourists can stay in tented lodges or cabins between the months of March and November.