Bahrain

The initial steps to save Arabian oryx from extinction in Bahrain started in 1978 when a conservation initiative was organized to breed Arabian oryx into Al Areen Reserve. The success of this breeding programme led to the release of a group of 11 oryx (6 males: 5 females) onto Hawar Island in 1994. By the end of 2011 the total number of Arabian oryx in Bahrain was 147. Bahrain has significantly contributed to other regional efforts for conservation of Arabian oryx in its range.

Fact File

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx:
153
Number of males:
6
Number of females:
10
Number of unknown:
137

Al Areen Wildlife Park

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Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 112

Number of males: 6

Number of females: 10

Number of unknown: 96

Recent development: NA

Hawar Island

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Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 41

Number of males: NA

Number of females: NA

Number of unknown: 41

Recent development: NA