Expansion and intensification of agriculture, and over-extraction of groundwater for irrigation, are all critical problems. The very heavy level of grazing and built development are major problems, as is abandonment of traditional management locally. The site is not well characterized at the moment, and is very little known ornithologically. The lack of surveys to identify the extent of remaining semi-natural grassland, and the composition of the bird community, hinder evaluation of conservation priorities in Jordan.
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