The Sultanate of Oman has for a long time been concerned about the threat to the ecosystems of the
Earth resulting from economic development.
The Sultanate of Oman has established institutions and enacted legislation to preserve the country’s rich natural environmental resources. In addition, the educational system works towards increasing awareness and guidance in the fields of citizenship and environmental education with the aim of encouraging students to recognize and appreciate the importance of the sustainable use of the environment.
To support international efforts in the field of environment conservation, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said declared, during his visit to the UNESCO headquarters in 1989, the establishment of the “UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation“.