|Protected Areas in Oman
The Sultanate is striving for the enhancement of protection of the environment and conservation of its natural resources through control of development projects and preservation of biodiversity and many protection projects such as mangrove cultivation project, wild trees growing project, gazelle tagging project, coastal management projects, preparation of Oman's national conservation strategy and restrictions to visit nature reserves and protection of the environment in general.
The Omani environment is characterized by the various features of biological diversity, and wildlife species are protected in their natural habitats including the Arabian Oryx, Arabian gazelle, Reem gazelle, turtles, wolves, wild cats, and birds and other animals and plants through laws and regulations as a legal framework, which provides protection to these components and their habitats. In this context, 14 nature reserves were proclaimed in the various Sultanate regions.
Source: Ministry of Regional Municipalities, Environment and Water Resources, Oman