Dana Nature Reserve
003- Parks and Reserves
Established in 1989, the Dana Nature Reserve occupies 325 square kilometers of magnificent mountains, wadis, and imposing cliffs. The nature reserve is a habitat for over 700 plant species, as well as numerous animals, including the sand cat, rock hyrax, and crested porcupine. The reserve includes the Dana Village whose roots stretch back 6,000 years, many archaeological sites including Nabatean tombs, the ancient Finan copper mines (see Finan Copper Mines), a campsite, hiking trails, a guest house with spectacular views of Wadi Dana, and an eco-lodge.
50 km north of Petra. For details, contact the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN).