04 July, 2007

The Arabian Oryx

About 100 years ago, the Arabian oryx were abundant and common in all of the Arabian Peninsular. But poaching and human encroachment has almost decimated this graceful and beautiful animal. The few that remain, are either in sanctuaries or reintroduced into protected wildlife reserves or maybe, in the remotest of deserts and mountains.
More: IUCN, UNESCO, Arab.net, The Arabian Oryx Project, Facts, Arkive, Omanet
Image: cjodell's

Search Safari Notes