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Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttp://timesofoman.com/article/110924/Oman/Education/Omani-in-pathbreaking-genetic-study-of-iconic-Arabian-Oryx http://timesofoman.com/article/109894/Oman/Environment/Saved-from-extinction-Arabian-Oryx-population-in-Oman-growing ~ This pair of 2017 news articles published in the Times of Oman describe the progress made in preserving and managing the remaining Arabian Oryx living in the Sultanate of Oman along the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. There are about 600 Arabian Oryx living in a sanctuary on Oman's plains. An Omani doctoral candidate at the University of Sydney is making a full investigation of the Arabian Oryx genome.
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/five-uae-marine-and-coastal-sites-named-for-further-protection http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/dr-jane-goodall-hails-sheikh-zayed-for-saving-the-oryx http://www.thenational.ae/uae/environment/marawah-marine-biosphere-reserve-is-protected-and-preserved This trio of articles from The National in Abu Dhabi describe conservation progress in the United Arab Emirates. Dr. Jane Goodall visited Abu Dhabi, praising the release of Arabian Oryx into the wild following an intensive conservation program. Five marine and coastal sites have been given formal protection, including dugongs and rare corals. The Marawah Marine Biosphere on Salaha Island restricts access to the mangroves and shallows.
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