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Oman Natural Heritage Marine Lecture 2017

'Whales, Dolphins and Turtles - an unique natural heritage'

Doors and bar open 6.00pm - Lecture 7.00pm - 8.30pm (Exhibition Road Entrance).

Bar closes at 9.30pm

This is the second annual Oman Natural Heritage Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with Oman's National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation to receive an update from practising Oman field scientists on important new research of Oman's Marine environment.

"Marine field scientists from Oman report on new research from the coast of Oman with a focus on Arabian Humpback Whales (pictured- photo by Rob Baldwin/Environment Society of Oman), Dolphins and Turtles. The talks by Aida Al Jabri (Ministry of the Environment), Suaad Al Harthi (Environment Society of Oman) and Robert Baldwin (Five Oceans) will describe recent conservation successes and how sustainable tourism can help safeguard this unique Arabian marine heritage. The speakers will also address the dangers of plastic pollution in the marine environment".

The evening will be chaired by Kamela Al Barami from the Oman Embassy and Nigel Winser, the former Executive Director of Earthwatch Europe and Deputy Director of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG).

The RGS-IBG doors open (Exhibition Road) at 6.00pm and the bar will be available before and after the lecture which begins at 7.00pm. Before the lecture there will be a presentation of images of Oman's Marine Environment by distinguished Omani photographers accompanied by Oman music. There will also be information about environmental activties in Oman by the Oman Embassy, the Oman National Field Research Centre for Environmental Conservation, the Environment Society in Oman and the UK Geographical Magazine.

The evening will be of interest to those concerned with environmental, conservation and marine matters in Oman and the Middle East. All are most welcome including Oman nationals in the UK, members of the Anglo Omani Society, members and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), volunteers and staff of Earthwatch Europe, members of the Scientific Exploration Society and participants and staff of British Exploring.

Tickets for sale here on Eventbrite with special discounts for students. We all look forward to giving you a warm Omani welcome (with dates) to the Royal Geographical Society on Wednesday 18th October. It promises to be a great networking evening for those wanting to develop conservation and research links in Oman in the future. Any queries (including Oman and UK Press and Media) please email me nigel@winserdialogue.com or my mobile number is 0795 46 9941.

Sallaams and very best wishes, Nigel Winser

On behalf of Dr Roderic Dutton, Robert Baldwin, Sean Nelson and the speakers of the Oman Field Science Lecture 2016, Hadi Al Hikmani and Abdulaziz Al Huseini. Also the volunteer helpers Sue Morris, Nicola Bennet Jones, Peter Gladwin, Martin Hartley (photographer), Justin Marozzi, James Borell and Shane Winser.

15th August 2017

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