أصناف مهددة بالإنقراض
002- Human Impact
Habitat destruction in Jordan has led to the local extinction of many animal species over the past several thousand years. Archaeological depictions suggest that Jordan’s wildlife once included lions, bears, and even crocodiles. In the past century, over-hunting led to the local extinction of the leopard, cheetah, Arabian ostrich, Arabian oryx, and Persian onager. Many species remain endangered or vulnerable today mainly due to habitat loss, including the Nubian ibex, gray wolf, golden jackal, rock hyrax, striped hyena, dorcas gazelle, Eurasian otter, and long-fingered bat. Waterfowl and migrant birds are rare today due to the recent destruction of the Azraq marshlands.