Natural History

Category: Oman


The predominant image of the Arabian landscape is that of desert. The natural landscape of Oman is however much more varied, as are its flora and fauna, even though a shortage of water impairs all kinds of life in the country. A high value is put on environmental protection in Oman, and there are many nature reserves throughout the country. It is forbidden to disturb or to hunt animals and birds in their natural habitat. This goes above all for the various nature reserves such as the Qurm Nature Reserve in the Capital Area, the protected area for the Oryx antelopes in the Jiddat al Harassis region to the North of Dhofar and above all the protected areas for sea turtles at Ras al Jinz.