As I was wanting to photograph the animals, Sami ensured that I had a good angle and was happy to oblige driving me around. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”). We had a quick lunch and then headed out for a long afternoon in the reserve. Wittenberg, Germany Luckily a biologist was our guide! Take Salalah rd, left at Hyma, 89kms from Hyma petrol station, en route Duqm. All written content has been originally researched and produced and is provided free for public research and enjoyment. The ride was long (over 40 km offroad) but worth it. You have been successfully added to the mailing list of Times of India Travel. Over the next decades, the population was re-established and hundreds of animals were reintroduced into the wild. I found this very helpful as we were not passing through Muscat in order to get a permit from the central office. He put me in contact with one of the biologists to obtain the details. Thank You for sharing!Your friend will receive the point of interest link on email mentioned. 3. It needs to be pointed out that the procedure followed by the State Party is in violation of the, Post-Conflict and Post-Disaster Responses. Noting with alarm that despite several years of intensive efforts, the wild population of Arabian Oryx in the property is in serious decline and its future viability is … Email us at hkramer@thecompletepilgrim.com. Poaching and habitat degradation had nearly wiped out the Oryx population. Howard has been writing about religious sites for the better part of the last decade, and The Complete Pilgrim is the culmination of years of his work and passion. It’s a fascinating area from a geographical perspective and from the history of the oryx project. 1. The scimitar oryx is called re'em Sahara. Is this a place or activity you would go to on a, Is this a place or activity you would suggest for, Are the prices for this place or activity, Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a. The Sanctuary is the most challenging dungeon in the game, surpassing even the Lost Halls. Over time, it has expanded its range of activities to include broader management issues and currently has a staff of over 50 people and an important fleet of vehicles. 1. Having been told about the turtles swimming up to the beaches, the dolphins swimming alongside boats and the migratory birdlife from a friend in high school, Oman has always been on my list to visit, it just took nearly 20. years. We recieved an invitation for the night, we could stay (but we needed to go further to the next destination), they offered a meal and full care for us. My stay there was really nice. It was clear that Sami and all the staff deeply cared about the wildlife and were proud of the project. By 1972, only four Arabian oryx remained alive in the wild. We stayed in the same buildings as the workers, a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen. A true success story - The highlight of my trip to Oman. The Complete Pilgrim - Religious Travel Sites, Howard Kramer's, The Complete Pilgrim, Religious Travel Site, May 15, 2015 By Howard Kramer Leave a Comment. Other captive animals were donated from other sources. I’ve stayed in touch with Sami since visiting, discussing the reserve and Omani photographers on Instagram. He told us that we could find some Motels in the centre of Haima and, the reception of one , Haima Motel, phoned ahead for us. Helpful guides. More Contacts Site Map Become a member Donate Now! Regrets that the entreaties of the World Heritage Committee, at its 31st session (Christchurch, 2007) failed to protect the property; 11. We were provided with meals the whole extent of our stay, the same meals as the workers. We had a quick lunch and then headed out for a long afternoon in the reserve. I found this very helpful as we were not passing through Muscat in order to get a permit from the central office. The last wild oryx in Oman was reportedly poached in 1972. Neighbouring countries have also instituted their own programs, allowing multiple populations to flourish. We were there during sunset and it was really nice. Regrets that the State Party has proceeded to significantly reduce the size of the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary, in violation of Paragraph 165 of the Operational Guidelines, thus destroying the property's Outstanding Universal Value and integrity; 10. on safari and gave us a great company. No shortcut back to Duqm road. Almost every French monarch is buried here, and almost nobody goes here. Also, any further information you have (telephone numbers?) Nature & Wildlife Areas in Al Wusta Governorate, Sights & Landmarks in Al Wusta Governorate, Scenic Walking Areas in Al Wusta Governorate, Outdoor Activities in Al Wusta Governorate. After this we parted ways. The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property. The main reason for my trip to Oman was the wildlife. Last month, I visited one of the most fascinating churches I have ever been to, the almost completely ignored Basilica of St. Denis in the northern suburbs of Paris. I will be coming from Nizwa. The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary technically covers a very large area of 27,500 square km, but in practice the area available for the animals to free roam is much smaller and threatened by poachers. Tiffins filled with delicious spiced chicken, beans, rice, salads, omelettes and always fresh bread. That’s right you heard it right it’s FREE. 3. The most recent monitoring results of the Arabian Oryx reveals a total wild population of 65 animals, but there is only one wild breeding herd comprising 4 females and 4 males. Sami asked if my girlfriend had ever had fresh camel milk, which she hadn’t (I had, having grown up in the middle east). If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. It was so nice to see those animals in their natural environment. The World Heritage Committee deleted the property because of Oman's decision to reduce the size of the protected area by 90%, in contravention of the operational guidelines of the convention. Here are some pics I took: Have a comment, a great photo or a religious site you'd like to nominate for the weekly spotlight? In the morning we were provided with breakfast, coffee and chai. Although located in a fairly remote corner of Oman, approximately 270 miles south of Muscat, it is fairly accessible by road. Neighbouring countries have also instituted their own programs, allowing multiple populations to flourish. Recalling Decision 30 COM 7B.10 adopted as its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006). Where do we need to get the permission for visiting (exact office location and contact number). A 5-year self-imposed moratorium on hydrocarbon exploration and drilling has come to an end. Tiffins filled with delicious spiced chicken, beans, rice, salads, omelettes and always fresh bread. Animal sanctuary in the Omani Central Desert and Coastal Hills, it contains rare fauna, including a free-ranging herd of Arabian oryx, the first since the species' extinction in the wild in 1972, and its subsequent reintroduction in 1982 at this site. However other problems are significantly jeopardizing the integrity of this property and the values for which it was inscribed on the World Heritage List, in particular: On 12 December 2006, the State Party sent the World Heritage Centre a draft version of a map on the new Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (AOS) boundaries, as requested in previous Committee decisions.