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Hawar Islands Reserve

Date of Submission: 07/11/2001
Criteria: (vii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Prof. Ismail Al Madany General Secretary
State, Province or Region:
The Hawar archipelago comprises 6 major and over 30 smaller islands. Close to Zurban Peninsula & 26km S/W of mainland.
Ref.: 1579
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The Islands are Bahrain's last remaining true wilderness untouched and highly vulnerable they possess a unique natural beauty, a national yet irreplaceable value. Despite the small size of these islands, they carry a lot of attractions for all nature lovers and wildlife adventurers. The migratory waders, the multicoloured coral reefs, the wandering herds of endangered sea cows, peacefully swimming through the shallow calm green waters amoung flourishing sea grass beds represents some fascinating scenes of the islands natural attractions.