Arabian Oryx Sanctuary

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“The World Heritage Committee deleted the property because of Oman’s decision to reduce the size of the protected area by 90%. In 1996, the population of the Arabian Oryx in the site, was at 450 but it has since dwindled to 65 with only about four breeding pairs making its future viability uncertain. This decline is due to poaching and habitat degradation.” More information via the World Heritage Centre.