Three arrested for poaching at Oman nature reserve

Muscat : Three people have been arrested for hunting Arabian Tahr in the Jabel Qahwan Nature Reserve in South Sharqiyah governorate, a statement from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) said.

It added that the accused  has been referred to the competent authorities and legal action will be taken against them.

MECA has urged people to report wildlife law violations on 24696333.

 

As per the law,  anyone who intentionally kills, hunts or smuggles any of the animals or birds described above shall be deemed to be in violation of the provisions of Royal Decree No. 6/2003 on the law of nature reserves and the conservation of wildlife. Penalties include imprisonment for a period not less than six months and not more than five years and a fine not less than RO1,000 and not more than RO5,000 or either of these penalties.