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Petra National Trust - Jordan

Petra The Petra National Trust (PNT) is a Jordanian non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Amman, Jordan dedicated to the preservation of the archaeological, cultural and natural heritage of Petra and the surrounding area. The Petra National Trust is committed to working with local, regional and international bodies to safeguard the World Heritage Site of Petra for future generations.

You may contact the PNT directly at pnt@batelco.jo. Effective November 1, 2005, you may visit the PNT website at www.petranationaltrust.org.

The PNT Seeks Funding For the Following Projects:

  • Sustainable Development for the Amarin and Other Communities in the Petra Region

    To provide the Amarin tribe with a community development centre; to establish sustainable income generating projects; to support water harvesting and irrigation; and to develop agriculture and the rearing of livestock. The project also focuses on the integration of the local communities surrounding Petra and the management and protection of the World Heritage Site.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 50,000 +
  • PNT Operations Phase II

    To enhance PNT's role in promotong the preservation and protection of Petra and the region including printing PNT brochures and office equipment.
    Estimated Cost: $16,000
  • Siq al-Mudhlim Area Project Phase III

    To clear 2000 years of soil and debris from above the tunnel roof and to repair structural cracks which allow water seepage and threaten the tunnel with collapse. This is an integral part of the full-scale storm water management project.
    Estimated Cost: US $125,000
  • Protection of the Wall Paintings in Beidha

    To clean and consolidate the wall paintings in Beidha , "Little Petra". These are among the finest and rarest examples of Nabataean mural paintings in the region.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 500,000
  • Consolidation of Qasr al Bint

    To stabilize and protect Qasr al-Bint, the largest and most impressive free-standing structure in Petra, from collapse.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 1.4 million.
  • Rehabilitation of Hydraulic System in the Khazne Area.

    To restore the Nabataean hydraulic system in the Khazne area to protect visitors and antiquities from the severely damaging effects of flash floods. Restoration of the hydraulic system in the Siq was one phase of the overall project to protect visitors and monuments from flash flooding. Completion of this project will be the final stage in the restoration of an intricate protection system starting at the entrance to the park and stretching to the Outer Siq.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 1.4 million
  • Park Zoning

    To conduct a site survey as recommended by UNESCO and the Jordanian National Parks Service to determine what areas of the Petra Archaeological Park should be designated as archaeological zones, camping zones, agricultural development zones, etc. Zoning is an essential mechanism for the successful management of ther Park and as the basis for conservation and tourism development.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 85,000
  • Site Map

    To upgrade maps of the Petra Archaeological Park to show all monuments and major trails, and to warn of dangerous areas.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 85,000
  • Hikes and Trails Guidebook

    To produce a guidebook to show the the hiking routes, camp sites, and other trails in Petra which will appeal to the adventure tourism market.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 70,000
  • Park Rangers

    To train Park Rangers in Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services and to prepare them to enforce Park rules and regulations, to assist Park visitors, and to deter vandalism.
    Estimated Cost: US$ 85,000
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