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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.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttp://www.aramcoworld.com/issue/200902/the.last.lair.of.the.leopard.htm http://www.theguardian.com/travel/2011/apr/09/oman-wildlifeholidays http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/world/oman-nepal-leopards.html#cr http://www.researchgate.net/publication/281110357_First_photographic_record_of_twin_Arabian_leopards_in_the_wild ~ Based in Muscat, Oman, environmentalist and field biologist Dr. Andrew Spalton has developed monitoring and conservation awareness programs for the endangered Arabian Leopard. Together with researcher Khalid al Hikmani, Dr. Spalton has used camera traps and other methods to monitor the remaining leopards living in Oman's Jabal Samhan mountains. Their book, The Arabian Leopards of Oman (2014), details the conservation challenges facing the Arabian peninsula's leopards in Oman and surrounding nations.
Tom Kellie posted a topic in World wildlifehttp://timesofoman.com/article/38919/Oman/Oman-wildlife-Egyptian-vulture-population-in-Masirah-is-up-boosts-plan This article from the Times of Oman explains how the number of pairs of breeding vultures on Oman's Masirah Island have quadrupled since the 1980s. The Environmental Society of Oman and the Sultanate have implemented Phase 2 of the Egyptian Vulture Conservation Project. The article notes that the veterinary drug Diclofenac, which has adversely affected vulture populations around the globe, is not used in Oman.