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Oman - Overview

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Please note that this country profile has been prepared by the Secretariat on the basis of information provided in the NBSAP and national reports, but has not been reviewed by the Party concerned.

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Biodiversity Facts

Status and trends of biodiversity, including benefits from biodiversity and ecosystem services

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The Sultanate of Oman is found in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, its land consisting of gravel desert plains, sand dunes, mountain ranges and coastal lines... More »

Main pressures on and drivers of change to biodiversity (direct and indirect)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The main threats to biodiversity in Oman include overgrazing, loss of habitat, overuse of and damage to coastal and marine ecosystems, invasive species, as well as population growth and use of modern technology... More »

Measures to Enhance Implementation of the Convention

Implementation of the NBSAP

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

Completed and adopted in 2001, Oman’s NBSAP presents a vision for the country 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 »

Actions taken to achieve the 2020 Aichi Biodiversity Targets

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The CITES permit system in the country is presently being established, as are Guidelines for Biosafety and Bioprospecting.

Activities are underway (20% completed) to fence the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, with a new plan also being developed for managing the Oryx within a fenced area... More »

Support mechanisms for national implementation (legislation, funding, capacity-building, coordination, mainstreaming, etc.)

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

The major pieces of related legislation are the Law on the Conservation of Nature Reserves and Wildlife (2003), and the Law on Conservation of the Environment and Prevention of Pollution (2001) which calls for a full environmental impact assessment (EIA) before an environmental permit is issued (unfortunately, due to a lack of human resources, many projects have not been monitored closely)... More »

Mechanisms for monitoring and reviewing implementation

The content of this biodiversity profile is still draft. The text below has been prepared by SCBD and remains subject to final approval by the Party concerned.

A methodology, including mechanisms and performance indicators to comprehensively monitor and review biodiversity in the country, does not exist... More »

National Contacts

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Convention on Biological Diversity

Mr. Mohamed Rashid Al-Sinaidi
CBD Primary NFP, CHM NFP, SBSTTA 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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