Status and Trends of Biodiversity
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.