SALALAH: Field surveys conducted over the course of this year by Environment Conservation Office at the Diwan of Royal Court, represented by the Environmental Affairs Department in Salalah, have once again recorded the presence of the Arabian Leopard in the mountainous area of Najd located north of Salalah in Dhofar Governorate.
The recent documentation comes in complementation of continued efforts to preserve the Arabian Leopard in addition to the earlier sighting of the endangered animal in other areas of the Najd region.
The Sultanate seeks to preserve the Arabian Leopard on its territories in cooperation with the relevant authorities and the local community.
The part of Najd region stretching between Wadi Jazout and Wadi Ashouq Al Mugsail, is considered the most notable area for the crossing of the Arabian Leopards that inhabit the southern range of Al Qara mountains and those that live in the north of Qardait area and Jabal Al Qamar.
The outcome of the study can help the work team of the Arabian Leopard Conservation Project at the Diwan of Royal Court, to reinforce their methods of protecting the area inhabited by many wild animals such as the Nubian Ibex and the Arabian Gazelle. —ONA