Mainstreaming Biodiversity in the Sylvo-pastoral and Rangeland Landscapes in Al Sharah

Jordan was selected to implement a project, aiming at integrating participatory community planning and poverty reduction activities in parallel to biodiversity conservation activities.

The project plans to build local capacities and raise public awareness for biodiversity mainstreaming and the economic value of biodiversity by demonstrating the economic benefits of livelihoods linked to biodiversity conservation. It has also produced a Toolkit for Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Jordan. 

It will mainstream biodiversity conservation in sylvo-pastoral and rangeland management activities, particularly in buffer zones associated with existing (and proposed) Nature Reserves, and produce local economic benefits and poverty alleviation in a sustainable and replicable manner. The project will also share knowledge to replicate successes elsewhere in Jordan.


  • Implemented by: IUCN Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA)
  • Funded by: The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • In cooperation with: the Ministry of Agriculture and partnering with the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan