Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (1994)

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The Arabian Oryx Sanctuary is an area within the Central Desert and Coastal Hills biogeographical regions of Oman. Seasonal fogs and dews support a unique desert ecosystem whose diverse flora includes several endemic plants. 

Its rare fauna includes the first free-ranging herd of Arabian oryx since the global extinction of the species in the wild in 1972 and its reintroduction here in 1982. The only wild breeding sites in Arabia of the endangered houbara bustard, a species of wader, are also to be found, as well as Nubian ibex, Arabian wolves, honey badgers, caracals and the largest wild population of Arabian gazelle.

  • Oman 1982. Arabian Oryx. The stamp is part of a set of 12, showing flora and fauna of Oman. 

Oman 1982. Arabian Oryx.

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Other World Cultural Heritage Properties in Oman (on this web site). The inactive links are not described on postage stamps. For more information about the individual properties, please refer to the UNESCO-listing, Oman-section.

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