Congratulations to the Sultanate of Oman, to the Ministry of Regional Municipalties, Environment & Water and a big congratulations to the Environment Society of Oman.
We are all in so much debt to you.
The United Nations (the international body that I have never believed in) has taken the protected Al-Maha territory off their list of International Heritage Sites. That's why.
According to information sources here in the Sultanate of Oman, the UN has taken off the protected Al Maha territory off their list of the International Heritage Sites .
As the International Heritage Council took the action due to closing up more than 90% of the territory for real-estate development and the decrease of the numbers of surviving Arabian Maha from 450 numbers to an astounding population of only 65. This was mostly due to the wild hunting that still goes in that part of the country despite a Royal Decree that prohibits such an act.
Now there are only 4 pairs that are able to mate.
Source (in Arabic)