Dana Nature Reserve
The rugged beauty and natural diversity of Dana make this nature reserve a worthwhile destination for visitors to Jordan. The reserve encompasses some of Jordan's most breathtaking scenery, stretching from the 1800-meter-high Sharaa Mountains in the east down to the dunes at Wadi Araba at sea level. As the Kingdom's sixth nature reserve, Dana protects all animals - including endangered species such as the ibex - from the ravages of hunting. Dana Nature Reserve hosts a wide variety of fauna, including ibex, mountain gazelle, fox, badger, porcupine, wolf, hyrax, striped hyena, jackal, and many others.
Numerous species of bird life traverse the skies of Dana as well. When exploring the natural richness of Dana, take advantage of the designated campground area and the hiking trails, which criss-cross the reserve, providing the perfect venue to explore the wide variety of fauna and bird species roaming the reserve. Next to the nature reserve is the small village of Dana. Artefacts uncovered there indicate that man has inhabited this area for six thousand years drawn by the region's fertile land and natural springs.