Indian invasive species threatens local birds: Environment Authority

Salalah: A study conducted by the Environment Authority in the Khor Salalah Nature Reserve in the Governorate of Dhofar showed a dip in the population of local migratory birds and the spread of Indian invasive crow species with a wide nesting area.

As its number spreads in the city of Salalah, it poses an imminent threat to other local and migratory birds.

This study was carried out by the Environment Authority represented by the Environmental Conservation Office in the Governorate of Dhofar on the diversity of birds in the Khor Salalah Nature Reserve. It is one of the important reserves to protect the wetlands species in the Sultanate of Oman due to its location and the natural components it contains.

The study aims to know the types of birds, count their numbers and study their behavior, where the study identifies the changes that occur in the ecosystems in the environment of the reserves and contributes to updating the data that supply the national reports and communications that the Sultanate of Oman is committed to to the relevant international organizations, which improves the classification of the Sultanate according to environmental indicators. It is one of the ma

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