Muscat: Environment Authority (EA) has confirmed its keenness on cases of burning wild trees and violating the wildlife in Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate.
A statement issued by Environment Authority (EA) said, "Based on the incoming reports and repeated cases of burning wild trees and violating the wildlife in Al Jabal Al Akhdar, His Excellency the Chairman of the Environment Authority and a group of specialists in the Authority visited Al Jabal Al Akhdar today to find out about these abuses."
The statement said, "His Excellency directed the specialists to expedite work to find quick and appropriate solutions to solve the problem, and to take preventive and legislative measures urgently to curb these repeated abuses that threaten the rare and important plants in the Omani environment."
The statement added, "His Excellency thanked the efforts made by the Ministry of Defense, the General Authority for Civil Defense, Ambulance and the Royal Oman Police for their prompt response and cooperation with the reports received about these violations, stressing that this logistical cooperation will enhance the efforts made to combat these violations,"
"His Excellency affirmed that these behaviours betray the irresponsibility and indifference of some tourists, by lighting a cooking fire near these trees, especially since the quality of the trees is oily and is rapidly affected even by cooking and barbecuing residues," the statement added.