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Oman - Overview

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Status and Trends of Biodiversity

Overview

Oman’s land consists of gravel desert plains, sand and mountain ranges and coastal lines. Despite its arid climate, it is an area of relatively high biodiversity, especially in the regions with a higher level of precipitations. Terrestrial biodiversity is an important component of Oman’s biodiversity as rangelands and woodlands are found to harbour a diverse array of plant species (more than 1208 have been identified so far)... More »

Number and Extent of Protected Areas

Oman has established four protected areas, accounting for 9.6% of the total land area of the country. Oman has also set up two marine protected areas.

Percentage of Forest Cover

Forests in Oman cover 2,000 ha and other wooded areas cover 1,303,000 ha.

National Biodiversity Strategy Action Plan

Major features of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan

Oman completed and adopted its National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in 2001. Oman’s NBSAP presents a vision for Oman of a society that is conscious of the role and issues related to biodiversity, convinced of its responsibilities towards future generations and determined to use natural resources in a sustainable manner and in harmony with all other living things... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Mohamed Rashid Al-Sinaidi
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA NFP, ICNP ABS NFP, GTI NFP, GSPC NFP
Ms. Thuraya Said Al-Sareeri
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Saleh Nagmoosh Al-Saadi
CBD Secondary NFP
Mr. Amran Al-Kamzari
Protected Areas NFP

Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Mr. Mohamed Rashid Al-Sinaidi
Cartagena Protocol Primary NFP
Mr. Ali bin Amer Al-Kiumy
BCH NFP

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