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Environment Society of Oman hosts Arabian Sea whale protection workshop

Environment Society of Oman hosts Arabian Sea whale protection workshop

The workshop, organised jointly by ESO and WWF-Pakistan, aimed to raise awareness on the Arabian Sea humpback whale and other baleen whales, and introduce a regional information sharing platform referred to as ‘Flukebook’, stated a press release.

The workshop, integrated participants from Arabian Sea humpback whale variety states, namely India, Pakistan, Iran, the UAE and Sri Lanka as nicely as other international partners.

Presentations about analysis and conservation efforts from the northwest Indian Ocean have been shared, as nicely as workouts to allow the collection and compilation of the information below 1 single platform.

Arabian Sea humpback whales have been designated as an endangered sub-population on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of threatened species, and have turn out to be a worldwide priority for analysis and conservation.

Suaad al Harthi, ESO’s programme director, stated, “The workshop mainly intends to raise awareness on the want for conservation of the Arabian Sea humpback whale and also to introduce the new Arabian Sea Whale Network (ASWN) regional on-line information platform, Flukebook.

This tool will enable whale researchers all through the Arabian Sea area to streamline collected information into an integrated on-line platform to comprehend the connectivity in between our shared sources.”

Gianna Minton, co-coordinator at ASWN, stated, “The data platform will be an extremely useful tool for the network, and the meeting provided a great opportunity to see the network’s progress and discuss future priorities.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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