The Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands of the Sultanate of Oman 

Wednesday 6th Dec 2023, 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM

Royal Geographical Society, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR

The Mangroves and Coastal Wetlands of the Sultanate of Oman 

Rugged mountains with internationally significant geology, expanses of desert, pristine beaches, unique animal species and coral reefs. Oman has a varied and ecologically fascinating natural heritage. The annual Oman Natural Heritage Lecture (ONHL), now in its 7th year, aims to introduce you to this, because what we know about we are more likely to value and protect –  now and into the future.

This year's lecture will introduce you to the vitally important 

Mangroves & Coastal Wetlands of The Sultanate of Oman


The Royal Geographical Society, London (& online)

6.45pm-8.30pm, 6 December 2023

(doors open 6.15pm)

Mangroves are one of Oman's nature superheroes. They shield shorelines from storms, create jobs and food security for coastal communities, capture carbon, and are critical habitats for wildlife including many breeding birds and marine species. At this lecture our speakers, two distinguished Omani field scientists, will tell us exactly why it is vital that we work to protect and restore mangroves and coastal ecosystems, for people and the planet.


Ms Aziza Al Adhoobi

Wetland Management Head Section, Environment Authority, Oman


Mr. Badar Al Bulushi

Mangrove Forest Conservation Specialist 

Co-Chairs: Ms Suaad Al Harthi, Executive Director, ESO & Mr Nigel Winser ONHL organiser

Vote of Thanks: Mr. Richard Deverall, Director, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.


This event is a must attend for anyone interested in Oman and in our planet's natural heritage.

Discounted tickets for BOS members.


(This event will also be streamed live online via YouTube via this link).