Wildlife hunting is one of the biggest environmental problems around the world, which is among one of the causes of environmental imbalances and the law criminalizes hunting for purpose of preserving animals from extinction. The goal of wildlife protection is to ensure that nature is sustained for future generations to enjoy life and land, as well being aware of its importance to humans. Therefore the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs has always protected deer and all wildlife where the Ministry monitors its status and restricts any illegal practices that may be exercised against it. This protection is due to the negative effects of human misconduct which are among important issues that need to be addressed.
The Arabian Gazelle
The Arabian Gazelle lives in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula in arid mountain valleys, desert areas and valleys. In the Sultanate, the Ras Al-Shajer Nature Reserve and Al-Silil are located in Al-Sharqiya Governorate and Nature Reserves and Wildlife Conservation in Al-Wusta Governorate. There are also species living in Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and North East Africa.
It is known that Gazelles move in large areas in search of seasonal plants and herbs and usually are active during the morning and evening. Gazelle are careful in its movement and hear the slightest sounds and depends largely on its vision. It is fed on herbs and leaves, and capable to resist drought and thirst for large periods, but needs water Every 7 - 10 days especially during the summer.
An Environmental Balance
God created life on a balance. If this biological balance was disrupted, the result produces an imbalance in the system of the universe. One of the most important threats facing wildlife is the loss of habitat. There are few areas left for natural habitats, and the remaining habitat is often degraded and cannot provide a similar environment to the wildland that existed in the past.
The law criminalize
Article (15) paragraph (b) states that anyone who deliberately kills, hunts or smuggles any of the animals or birds listed in Annexure 1 or any body part thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for a period not less than six months and not more than five years and a fine not less than RO1,000 and not more than RO5,000 or both the penalties.”