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Oman has a diverse rich seas as well marine life. The sea of the Sultanate of Oman occupy an isolated corner of the Indian Ocean, where some of the world's most varied and biologically productive waters are found. In the Gulf of Oman and Arabian Sea, vast open ocean plains, canyons and trenches of extreme depth abruptly meet the coastline forming underwater cliffs several kilometers high. This contrasts with the gently sloping continental shelf of the Arabian Gulf and northern Gulf of Oman and has resulted in a great diversity of marine habitats.

Get to learn about our rich Omani Seas

Get to learn about marine life

Learn about wetland reserve

Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs continues its efforts to prevent environmental risks, especially marine pollution, and protect Oman’s water from any sources of marine pollution. The Ministry   observes the environmental risks on an ongoing basis and try to keep the territorial water away from any risk as much as possible. In addition, the Ministry cooperates and coordinates with different public and private institutions in the sultanate in order to keep the Omans environment free from any environmental pollution.

The efforts of preventing pollution is the work of everyone who is resident in Oman as cleaner Omani Seas means all can enjoy beaches, fishing and other recreation activities:

  • Don’t litter the beach
  • Reduce use of plastic products
  • Participate in beach cleanup. You can follow our events on beach cleanup campaigns
  • Report illegal activities 
  • Pollution Operations Monitoring Centre (hotline) 24693666 Toll free number   80071999

Coral reefs are not just a habitat for marine life but it have a vast contributes in protecting both the ecosystem in particular the one located between the reefs and coast. The coral reef takes part in absorbing wave energy which extends to environmental protection through reducing coastal erosion. Furthermore, it reduced level of damages in case of storms, hurricanes  

Therefore protecting coral reef is vital to sustain environment cycle of life and this is how you can take part 

Increase planting trees (AShjar  Initiative )as it reduces runoff into sea, since such runoff can damage coral reefs.

  • Reduce your carbon footprint.... Use less water.
  • Use organic fertilizer for plants in order to avoid chemicals running into habitat.
  • For taking part in coral reef clean up, follow up event calendar
  • Pollution Operations Monitoring Centre (hotline) 24693666 Toll free number   80071999

Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for biodiversity and supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else.

Here is how we can take part in protecting Wetland nature reserve

  • Take part to protect and preserve fragile ecosystems
  • Report illegal activities
  • Dispose litter in appropriate trash bins
  • Plant local tree species (Ashjar)
  • Pollution Operations Monitoring Centre (hotline) 24693666 Toll free number 80071999
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