For a desert country, the land mass of Oman hosts a remarkably diverse flora and fauna, due to its varied geology and differing
climates. Pressures on wildlife habitat are often greatest in areas where the human population has expanded. In some places
increased numbers of domestic animals now share natural vegetation with wild animals. In other less populated desert regions
there has been pressure from oil and mineral exploitation. The environmental impact on these areas may be more damaging
where the natural food chains are most fragile.
The ESO aims to spread understanding about the many issues among those people who can either damage or enhance the
place where they live and work.