|Dana Nature Reserve
Dana Nature Reserve is a system of Wadis and mountains that extend from
the top of the Rift Valley down to the desert lowlands of Wadi Araba.
Dana is truly a world of natural treasures. Visitors to Dana can
experience the beauty of Rummana mountain, the mystery of the ancient
archaeological ruins of Feinan, the timeless tranquility of Dana
Village, and the grandeur of the red and white sandstone cliffs of Wadi
Dana. Dana is a large reserve (310 square km.), established as a
protected area in 1989. It contains a remarkable diversity of
landscapes, ranging from wooded highlands and rocky slopes to gravel
plains and sand dunes. It supports a wide variety of wildlife, including
many rare species of plants and animals.The Dana village area, over
looking the scenic Wadi Dana, has been occupied since about 4000 BC.
Archeological evidence indicates that the fertile soil, water springs
and the strategic location of the village have drawn big civilization to
Even though this village was nearly abandoned by its families to the
nearby village of Qadissiya, in search of better jobs, schools and
housing. Today, the village is coming back to life with color and
vitality, the people of Dana have rebuilt many of their traditional
stone houses with the help of the (friends of Dana). This group of women
from Amman raised enough money to restore 65 homes and built a new
mosque for the village.
Through RSCN Wadi Dana project, the villagers have also restored their
beautiful terrace gardens and are producing traditional handcrafts and
jewelry for sale.
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