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First safari park to come up in Adam

First safari park to come up in Adam

The Ministry of Tourism (MoT) has stated that the country’s very first zoo project, Adam Safari Park, is 60 per cent total. The park will consist of tourist and entertainment facilities such as a Safari Hotel Village for overnight remain, Safari Restaurant, with various cuisines, amusement park with roller coasters and other rides, a go-kart racing track as effectively as an open Safari Park with man-created lakes and ponds for animals.

Reacting to concerns on social media about various vacationers projects in the sultanate, the ministry stated that a quantity of entertainment alternatives like zoos and amusement parks are below way. It stated, “The Omani tourism strategy includes seven segments, with each being implemented according to a timetable. One of the segments includes a comprehensive tourism development plan to be implemented in different governorates.”

MoT also confirmed that Mall of Muscat in Ma’abela will have numerous entertainment facilities, such as an ice village, aquarium and an entertainment park. It will also have an eight,000sq m snow park and Magic Planet entertainment centre. “Hayy al Sharq project, being developed by ASAS near Barka, will include a water park, electronic games, wildlife park and equestrian centre. Another waterpark, Hawana Aqua Park was inaugurated last year at the Salalah Beach Tourism Complex,” stated MoT.

Author: Our Correspondent

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Story title/Headline: ROP mulls producing database of wildlife species to nab poachers

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Place: Muscat

Body text: Poaching is a significant concern worldwide and nations across the globe are functioning to expand and amp their facilities particularly in wildlife forensic science. And Oman is not far behind.

The Directorate General of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations is preparing to develop a database of wildlife species in the nation to nab wildlife offenders. In this, it will be helped by the Directorate of Forensic Laboratory.

Wildlife forensics is a essential branch which offers with the identification of the species from biological remnants. This science has evolved extremely quickly and has massive scope in biodiversity conservation.

In an emailed reply to Muscat Daily, Brig Rashid bin Salim al Badi, director basic of Inquiries and Criminal Investigations, stated, “The cases concerning violation of Natural Reserves and Wildlife Conservation Law are followed by the ROP. The Directorate of Forensic Laboratory carries out technical examinations of referred samples and issues technical reports after which perpetrators are referred to competent bodies for legal action. As for keeping the DNA data of wildlife, there is an integrated project which serves this purpose.”

He stated that the directorate is expanding its facilities in all governorates to boost the perform mechanisms. “We are working on new laboratories in a number of police commands in the governorates to aid criminal investigation. We are upgrading our technical facilities too at all police commands to make the best use of modern technology. Employees are being provided necessary training to ensure that they play an important role in aiding criminal investigations and nabbing perpetrators.”

He stated that the Directorate of Forensic Laboratory has the very best occupational requirements. “We are also qualified to carry out all laboratory examinations in the sultanate. No samples are sent to laboratories outside the sultanate.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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