UAE

Arabian oryx formerly occurred in the deserts of the western UAE. The late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former President of the UAE, found a valuable breeding herd of oryx in Abu Dhabi that has furnished stock for reintroductions. Currently, two reintroductions of Arabian oryx in the UAE are well documented including the Arabian oryx release in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and the Arabian oryx reintroduction inthe Abu Dhabi Emirate. There are other oryxbreeding herds in the UAE including Al Ain Zoo, Sharja’s Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife, and several more private collections in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Fact File

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx:
7411
Number of males:
2348
Number of females:
2914
Number of unknown:
2149

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Website: http://www.ddcr.org/

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 686

Number of males: NA

Number of females: NA

Number of unknown: 686

Recent development: NA

Breeding Centre for Endangered Arabian Wildlife- Sharjah

Website: http://www.breedingcentresharjah.com/

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 59

Number of males: 22

Number of females: 37

Number of unknown: 0

Recent development: NA

Al Ain Zoo- Abu Dhabi

Website: http://awpr.ae/

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 237

Number of males: 89

Number of females: 148

Number of unknown: 0

Recent development: NA

Arabian Oryx Protected Area- Abu Dhabi

Website: https://www.ead.ae

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 835

Number of males: NA

Number of females: NA

Number of unknown: 835

Recent development: NA

Wadi Al Safa Wildlife Centre- Dubai

Website:

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 350

Number of males: 124

Number of females: 226

Number of unknown: 0

Recent development: NA

Other collections

Website:

Date of survey/data collection: 31 December 2018

Total number of recorded Arabian Oryx: 5244

Number of males: 2113

Number of females: 2503

Number of unknown: 628

Recent development: NA