ESO was founded in March 2004 by Omanis representing different regions and many different professional backgrounds. Membership is open
to anyone above the age of 18 who has an interest in conserving the environment and ensuring that Oman's natural heritage remains intact for
future generations to enjoy.
Our Vision: To help protect and conserve Oman’s natural heritage

Our Mission: To be a non-profit organisation helping to protect Oman’s natural heritage and influence environmentally sustainable behaviour through education, awareness and conservation.
"We are careless with our environment because we can be and because it is easy,
but mainly because we do not think ahead;
yet we have the capacity to think ahead.
It is our job to nurture this ability...the rest will follow."
HH Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib Al-Said,
Patron of the Environment Society of Oman
Our Aims
To help educate, raise awareness and enable public involvement in conservation efforts of Oman’s natural heritage
To partner and cooperate with various sectors to raise awareness of conservation and secure funding for our activities and projects.
To carry out and collaborate in researching of Oman’s biodiversity to help provide the necessary information for conservation initiatives
To invest in capacity building of conservation and NGO management within ESO

Our Logo

Our official ESO logo, designed by Raed M Dawood, is of a turtle with an outline of a Wa'al
(Arabian Tahr) on its shell, symbolising both the marine and terrestrial environment.


Oman is home to one of the world's largest remaining Green Turtle nesting populations and
the Wa'al is an unique mammal found only in Oman's mountains. Four species of turtles are
known to feed and nest in Oman: the Green; Hawksbill; Loggerhead and Olive Ridley.


Masirah Island may comprise one of the largest Loggerhead nesting areas in the world,
and the Hawksbill Turtles that nest all along Oman's coastline are one of the most
endangered species of sea turtle.