Conservation and Sustainable Use Strategy for Domesticated Animal Genetic Resources of Oman
Oman has a rich diversity of domesticated animal genetic resources (DAGR). This is part of national heritage and its conservation and sustainable development and utilization require a national strategy. A successful strategy will benefit current and future generations and will help Oman to meet its international obligations to protect global biodiversity.
Aims & Objectives
|This project will generate an effective and sustainable strategy.|
|Project Phases ||The project has one phase|
| Phase I (Submission of the
Strategy Document Outline, Presenting the
Feedback Workshop, Submission of the
Strategy Document draft, Submission of final
agreed Strategy Document and the Arabic Executive Summary) |
|Collaborators||Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), National Field Research Center for Environment Conservation (NFRCEC) and Natural History Museum (NHM).|
o SQU (Dr. Ali Al Wahaibi, Mr. Ali Al Raeesi, Dr. Riaz Shah and Dr. Salama A-Humaidi).
o OAPGRC (Dr. Ali Al Lawati, Dr. Ihab Shaat, Mrs. Asila Al Naabi and Mrs. Zahra Al Shabibi)
o NFRCEC (Mr. Khalifa Al Haji, Mr. Said Al Rashdi and Mr. Nasser Al Rahbi)
o NHM (Mrs. Azza Al Jabri and Ms. Shaikha Al Shukaili)
|Achievements/ Impacts/ Outcomes|
o Defining the socioeconomically important arthropods species in Oman
o All the consumable items required for conducting the morphological and molecular identification for arthropods species have been ordered
o Collecting samples that were not surveyed in Oman, less important and difficult to identify.
o Starting the morphological and molecular identification for arthropods species.
o Training junior staff from OAPGRC, NHM and NFRCEC in morphological and molecular species identification.
o Writing scientific report and research paper