Natural forest formations



Forest cover map

The forests of Jordan, especially the climax forests of Pinus halepensis, Quercus coccifera, Q. caliprinos, Ceratonia siliqua and Pistacia spp., occur mainly in the mountain ranges in the northern part of the East Bank. In the region surrounding the Mediterranean, shrubs and bushes such as Retama reatam, Zizphus lotus, Artemisa herba-alba, Noaea mucronata and Anabasis syriaca grow. In the Jordan valley the vegetation is related to tropical species such as Acacia spp., Salvadora persica and Haloxylon persicum. The natural regenerative capacity of these forests has been reduced through degradation.

The above map is an extract from the Global Forest Cover map produced as part of FRA 2000. Please refer to FRA Working Paper 19 for a background to the production of the map.

The designations employed and the presentation of material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.

Map source: Global Forest Resources Assessment 2000, base map: ESRI

last updated:  Wednesday, December 14, 2011