Occidental Oman supports nature reserves book

November 10, 2018

Occidental Oman and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs have signed a sponsorship agreement where Occidental Oman will support the publication of a book on the Nature Reserves of Oman. 

The signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) under the patronage of H E Najeeb Ali al Rawas, Undersecretary of MECA. Stephen Kelly, president and general manager of Occidental Oman, and the Undersecretary were the signatories for their respective organisations.

Occidental Oman will sponsor printing 5,000 copies of the book. The book, which will be printed in both Arabic and English with approximately 86 pages for each language, will provide an insight on nature reserves in Oman. The book aims to raise awareness of Oman’s natural sights among students, the public and tourists. The book will contain facts and details on Oman’s 18 nature reserves, along with photos of the reserves.

The nature reserves in Oman form an integrated national system of protected areas that ensure the preservation of wildlife in their natural habitat, contribute to eco-tourism and provide employment opportunities for residents of the surrounding areas.

Kelly said, “Since inception, we have been committed to the preservation and sustainability of habitats and biodiversity through efficient use of energy, land, water and other natural resources of the countries we operate in. We believe in supporting local communities’ access to knowledge about the country’s natural habitats, as it encourages environmental awareness and sustainable practices.”

This programme falls under Occidental Oman’s umbrella of strategic partnerships and continuous collaboration with key stakeholders, and is part of Occidental Oman endeavour and long-term commitment to the preservation and sustainability of habitats and biodiversity.