Environment of Oman
The Sultanate of Oman is endowed with a varied variety of flora and fauna. It has a number of rare species such as the Arabian Oryx, Houbara Bustard and the endangered turtle species such as the Green Turtle, Loggerhead Turtle, Olive Ridley Turtle, Hawksbill Turtle and the leatherback Turtle.
The Sultanate of Oman has always struck a fine balance between the needs of development and the conservation of environment. It has taken a number of positive steps in this regard.
Geography, Geology and Climate of Oman
The Sultanate of Oman, with an area of 309,500 square kilometers, covers a diverse range of topography from high mountain ranges to arid deserts and fertile plains.Oman’s varied and spectacular landscapes are a blend of its geological history, and its climate over the past few million years.
Sultanate’s climate is also very diverse with humid coastal areas and a hot and dry desert interior. Dhofar region of the sultanate has a monsoon climate receiving heavy rainfalls between the month s of June and September.