ESO was founded in March 2004 by Omanis representing different regions and many different professional backgrounds. Membership is open
to anyone above the age of 18 who has an interest in conserving the environment and ensuring that Oman's natural heritage remains intact for
future generations to enjoy.
"We are careless with our environment because we can be and because it is easy,
but mainly because we do not think ahead;
yet we have the capacity to think ahead.
It is our job to nurture this ability...the rest will follow."
HH Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib Al-Said,
Patron of the Environment Society of Oman
Our Aims
To help educate and to raise awareness of environmental issues.
To enable the public to become actively involved in conservation by organising participatory events.
To provide a forum for exchange of ideas and information related to the human and natural environment of Oman.
To foster co-operation between government, NGO's and the private sector to promote conservation of Oman's human and
natural environment.
To carry out field research of Oman's human and natural environment in order to help provide the necessary information for
conservation initiatives.
To train Omanis in the field of environmental conservation.

Our Logo

Our official ESO logo, designed by Raed M Dawood, is of a turtle with an outline of a Wa'al
(Arabian Tahr) on its shell, symbolising both the marine and terrestrial environment.


Oman is home to one of the world's largest remaining Green Turtle nesting populations and
the Wa'al is an unique mammal found only in Oman's mountains. Four species of turtles are
known to feed and nest in Oman: the Green; Hawksbill; Loggerhead and Olive Ridley.


Masirah Island may comprise one of the largest Loggerhead nesting areas in the world,
and the Hawksbill Turtles that nest all along Oman's coastline are one of the most
endangered species of sea turtle.