State of Conservation (SOC)
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (1997)
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:15,000USD
|1994||Preparation of a management plan for the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary||15,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Boundary question
- Management regime
- Legal status of the different components
Current conservation issues
At its twenty-first ordinary session in June 1997, the Bureau was informed of an interim plan submitted by the authorities of Oman which foresaw a new outer boundary, and provisional boundaries for five management zones, construction of an administrative headquarters, visitor and local service centres and other facilities, launching pilot projects in a variety of fields including environmental tourism and possible allocation of financial and human resources for the development of the site as Oman's first national park. The Bureau thanked the authorities of Oman and suggested that the State Party submit a map showing the outer boundary of the Sanctuary and the provisional boundaries of the five management zones and a report on the status of the Arabian Oryx population in the Sanctuary. The receipt of the map and report, requested for 1 October 1997, is awaited.
Analysis and Conclusion
The Bureau may wish to examine new information that may be available at the time of its session and take appropriate action thereupon.
Link to the decision
VII.41 The Committee noted the decisions of the twenty-first extraordinary session of the Bureau as reflected in the Report of the Bureau session (Working Document WHC-97/CONF.208/4B Section III.A.c), on the following natural properties:
Great Barrier Reef (Australia)
Belovezhskaya Pushcha/Bialowieza Forest (Belarus/Poland)
Talamanca Range-La Amistad Reserves/La Amistad National Park (Costa Rica/Panama)
Shirakami Sanchi and Yakushima Island (Japan)
Whale Sanctuary of El Viscaino (Mexico)
Arabian Oryx Sanctuary (Oman)
Lake Baikal (Russian Federation)
Virgin Komi Forests (Russian Federation)
Ha Long Bay (Vietnam)
Durmitor National Park (Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro)).
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The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).