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Al Hallaniyyat Islands Proposed Nature Reserve

Al Hallaniyyat Islands Proposed Nature Reserve

Al Hallaniyyat Islands (formerly the Kuria Muria Islands) are islands located in the north-east of the Dhofar region in southern Oman. They are distinguished by their beaches rich in fish, turtles, coral reefs and birds.
The proposed reserve consists of four islands characterized by its diverse marine resources, especially coral reefs scattered in shallow waters, turtles that lay their eggs on sandy beaches, in addition to many mammals such as dolphins and whales that can be seen most of the time. The islands also provide predator-free areas suitable for nesting and breeding birds that lay their eggs everywhere.

Al Hallaniyyat Islands Proposed Nature Reserve was submitted in 2013 to the UNESCO Tentative List in Oman.
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UNESCO

Tentative List

2013

Al Hallaniyyat Islands Proposed Nature Reserve

Date of Submission

2013