Ecological Baseline Services and Conservation

Ecological Baseline Services & Conservation

Our staff have vast experience in conducting baseline and monitoring studies involving flora, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and arthropods in Oman, UAE, Qatar, Africa and UK. As well as supporting EIA and masterplanning studies our terrestrial ecological team are involved in conservation research for key species in Oman and also the protection of important wildlife sites in liaison with government.

Case Studies

Wadi Sarin Management Plan, Oman

Wadi Sarin National Nature Reserve has been a protected area since 1973 in order to conserve its valuable landscape, traditional communities and important populations of the Arabian Tahr, an endangered and endemic mammal species. The area lies 300 – 2000m above sea level and covers an area of 800 km2. However, to date the area has been managed directly by the Diwan of Royal Court and implemented by hired rangers from local communities. The objective of this project was to develop a more considered management plan that responds to the changing internal and external pressures on the Reserve.

Ecological Surveys for the proposed Etihad Railway, UAE

The Five Oceans team provided terrestrial ecology support to Hyder Middle East Consulting for the proposed Etihad Railway system in the Northern Emirates. Services included the design, management, collection and analysis of data for a comprehensive terrestrial ecological baseline survey in the potential impact zones. The output of our work was the development of a detailed ecological overview of the development area to inform the assessment of potential impacts and design.