UNESCO Petra National Park Management Plan
Project start and end date: 1992-1994
Funded by: UNESCO
Project cost: JD 140,000 ($200,000)
PNT was involved in developing, launching, and consequently following-up with the recommendations of the UNESCO Management Plan, which addressed much of the same issues as the 1968 NPS Plan. The Plan based its recommendations and proposals on the major issues threatening the integrity of the Park from a combination of cultural, socio-economic, and environmental factors and presented recommendations and proposals to remedy these threats. The proposals were comprehensive and covered zoning, archaeological conservation, conservation of biodiversity, Park infrastructure and personnel, tourism, physical planning, sustainable rural development, mitigation measures, training and communication, research and monitoring, and the implementation of the Management Plan.
The Plan stated that its implementation required government approval since it involves policy decisions. Although official government approval was not granted, the Plan has and continues to serve as a guiding document for all PNT projects and activities since then and a large number of the project proposals have been executed.