Regional Organization for the Protection
of the Marine Environment

Marine Biodiversity of the ROPME Sea Area

Biodiversity of the ROPME Sea Area (RSA) consists of a number of different individual species of organisms living in a variety of marine ecosystems. They are ecological, economical and socio-cultural importance, and also conservational importance when they become in threatened levels.  The RSA provides the largest inhabitable space for a variety of fauna and flora. They live in habitat ranging from exposed beaches to the open sea environment which includes the benthic deep and shallow subtidal habitats, intertidal habitats; rocky, sandy and muddy shores; pelagic, mesopelagic and demersal habitats.  The important group of biodiversity of RSA and the conservation management efforts taken to preserve certain biotic resources are briefed in the modules.

Environment Day of the Region Celebration April 24, 2022

Environment Day of the Region Booklet 2021

The Headquarters of ROPME has moved to a new location in Sulabikhat since 7 October 2018. New telephone numbers: 22093939 22090021 24864226

ROPME-JICA Workshop on Coastal Habitat Conservation & Rehab in RSA | 16-17 Sep 2019

Meeting of the Regional Task Force on Eutrophication and HABs, 16-18 Jan. 2018, Muscat, Oman

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