The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, represented by the Department of Natural Reserves, released 18 Arabian Oryx into a fenced Sealine Reserve, as announced in a Tweet today, 4 January 2022.
The number of oryx in the Sealine Reserve is expected to reach 50, in accordance with the plans and strategy to preserve biodiversity and to develop and multiply wildlife in Qatar.
أطلقت وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي ممثلة بإدارة المحميات الطبيعية عدد 18 رأسا من حيوان المها العربي بمحمية "سيلين" المسيجة، ومن المنتظر أن يصل العدد إلى 50 رأسا، وذلك وفقا للخطط والاستراتيجية الخاصة بالبيئة للمحافظة على التنوع الحيوي وتنمية الحياة الفطرية وإكثارها في الدولة. pic.twitter.com/wqqbH1q1eK— وزارة البيئة والتغير المناخي - قطر | MOECC Qatar (@moecc_qatar) January 4, 2022
The Ministry is keen to geographically distribute the wildlife to more than one natural reserve across the country to reduce the chances of contracting diseases, as well as prevent interbreeding among the same herd, and to promote internal eco-tourism by providing tourist attractions for visitors in the Sealine and Al Udeid areas.
The Department of Natural Reserves is also studying similar projects, including the release of ostriches and deer to the fenced nature reserves in the country. Coordination will be made with the tourism authorities to organise visits and tours of the reserves.
Source: MOECC Qatar
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