MECA takes part in regional workshop to develop wetland control strategy

Muscat - 

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) participated in a workshop titled, ‘Developing a regional strategy for monitoring of coastal wetlands and waterbirds in the Arabian Peninsula’ which was held recently at the Hilton Sharjah hotel in the UAE.

The workshop was organised by the Environment and Nature Reserves Authority in Sharjah.

The event, held in cooperation with Wetlands International and BirdLife International, was part of continuous cooperation between the ministries and other sectors in GCC countries in order to build and develop the capacity of professionals in wetland environments.

Oman, represented by MECA, presented a working paper titled, 'The Sultanate's Efforts in the Conservation and Management of Wetland Environments'.

It was presented by Bader bin Saif al Busaidi, a nature reserve specialist.

At the event the experiences of the participating countries were discussed. Developing a regional strategy for monitoring and control of coastal wetlands in the Arabian Peninsula region includes efforts to assess waterbirds in the area and to identify, document and monitor changes in the ecological status of coastal wetlands of international importance.

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