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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.


  • Generating a sustainable strategy for domesticated animal genetic resources in Oman.

    o  Ex-Situ and In-Situ conservation strategies for domesticated animal genetic resources of Oman.

Project Phases 

The project has one phase





 Phase I (Submission of the Strategy Document OutlinePresenting the Feedback WorkshopSubmission of the Strategy Document draft, Submission of final agreed Strategy Document and the Arabic Executive Summary




Submission the Consultancy Report 

CollaboratorsSultan Qaboos University (SQU), National Field Research Center for Environment Conservation (NFRCEC) and Natural History Museum (NHM).
Project team

SQU (Dr. Ali Al Wahaibi, Mr. Ali Al Raeesi, Dr. Riaz Shah and Dr. Salama A-Humaidi).

OAPGRC (Dr. Ali Al Lawati, Dr. Ihab Shaat, Mrs. Asila Al Naabi and Mrs. Zahra Al Shabibi)

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

​​Follow up

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​ Developing arthropods database

  • o​ Preserving arthropods samples in the gene bank

o​ Writing scientific report and research paper