Threatened freshwater spring habitats

Other Names:
Endangered oasis habitats

The Azraq Oasis in Jordan is a priceless national resource with immense biological, cultural, and socioeconomic value. Socioeconomic development and rapid population growth drove a rapid acceleration in the pumping of water from Azraq in recent decades. This led to the rapid degradation of the oasis.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
30.09.2019 – 17:09 CEST