The historic environment is an irreplaceable asset. It is the tangible manifestation of the evolution of our civilisations. It is our heritage – the unique story of our history being told through the achievements, values and creations of our ancestors. Jordan’s cultural legacy with Petra at its helm is of national and international significance rendering it incumbent upon us to study, conserve, preserve and present Petra in a sustainable manner and in accordance with best international standards, providing a unique visitors’ experience while achieving national tourism goals.
Site management focuses on the conservation and enhancement of a site, and in this case Petra’s most significant values. The values of a site can only be protected if they have been clearly identified. Three site management plans identifying the significance and values of Petra have been prepared, and the Petra National Trust (PNT) played a role in the development of two of the plans, that of the UNESCO Petra Park Management Plan of 1994 and the 2000 Operating Plan prepared by the US National Parks Service.
Site Management Project listing: Click on the links below to read about each project
- Development & Implementation of a Zoning Management Plan for the Petra Archaeological Park, PAP (2007 – 2008)
- Capacity Building Programme for the Conservation Branch of the Petra Archaeological Park (2005-2006)
- Rehabilitation of the Johann Ludwig Burckhardt Centre (1995)
- UNESCO Petra National Park Management Plan (1992-1994)
Click here to read a summary of Petra Management Plan