|Central coordinates||35o 47.33' East 32o 24.24' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, B3|
|Altitude||500 - 900m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description Hill country in the Jerash-Ajlun mountains between 500 and 900 m with some steep slopes, dominated by a dense Mediterranean woodland of evergreen Quercus and Pistacia, with an understorey of Arbutus, Juniperus, Crataegus, Prunus, Rhamnus and Ceratonia. The reserve is part of the largest remaining tract of undisturbed oak woodland in the country, and is closely surrounded by villages and farmland; there are scattered patches of cultivation in the area (grapes, olives, wheat, barley).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni||breeding||1993||common [units unknown]||-||A1, B2||Least Concern|
|Pallid Scops-owl Otus brucei||unknown||1993||present [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis||passage||1993||present [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Ajloun||Forest Reserve||1,200||protected area contained by site||1,200|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||100%|
Other biodiversity Mammals: re-introduction of Capreolus capreolus is ongoing, and is planned for Dama mesopotamica (E). Flora: re-introduction of Iris nigricans (rare) is planned.
Acknowledgements Information compiled by J. al-Joundi & A. Budieri.
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