Yarmouk is located in the far northwest part of Jordan to the south of Yarmouk River. The size of the PA is 20sqkm, and the estimated area of SCA is about 26sqkm. The altitude ranges from 300m above sea level to 210 m below sea level. The site is located within the Mediterranean biogeographical region of Jordan.
Yarmouk is considered of very high importance since it is located along one of the major migration flyways for birds . The site also has a high diversity of habitats and species. About 120 plant species were recorded including Deciduous Oak, The national tree of Jordan.
Yarmouk has been identified as an IBA by BirdLife International and it was also identified as a wetland of particular importance in thr Directory of wetlands of the Middle East .