Muscat – The Setting Authority on Monday revealed receiving a number of proposals from international establishments expressing their curiosity to put money into the sultanate’s two outstanding nature reserves.
On the sidelines of the ‘Oman Convention on Environmental Sustainability’, Dr Abdullah bin Ali al Omari, chairman of EA, stated that the authority obtained a number of requests from native and international establishments to put money into the Starlight Reserve in Al Hajar al Gharbi in Dakhliyah governorate, and the Rustaq Wildlife Nature Reserve in South Batinah.
“The authority has fashioned a committee to debate these presents and select one of the best amongst them,” he knowledgeable.
“Oman has 26 nature reserves, by way of which we purpose to protect our organic variety and promote the sultanate on this planet of ecotourism,” the EA chief additional stated.
Nature reserves in Oman are a significant vacationer attraction, providing scenic nature, tenting and diving services to take pleasure in coral reefs and different underwater treasures.
Unfold over an estimated 387sqkm and that includes pure components, the Starlight Reserve in Al Hajar al Gharbi was arrange by way of a Royal Decree issued in Might 2019 for stargazing, as all varieties of mild and illumination are banned within the designated space of the reserve.
The Rustaq reserve is a mountain vary 2,000m above the ocean degree – extending from Wadi Bani Kharus within the east to Wadi al-Sahtan within the west.