London, Oct.24 (ONA) ---- A lecture titled “Natural Heritage of the Sultanate of Oman” was held in London, highlighting the natural environment in the Sultanate, in particular the activities of the Omani Botanic Garden after exploring various topics, such as whales living in the Sultanate's waters, agricultural irrigation and efforts to protect the Arabian Tuhr and other endangered animals.
This year, the lecture focused on the diversity of natural plants throughout the Sultanate, and the ongoing efforts in the development of the Omani Botanic Garden by the Royal Court in researching and preserving the unique flora of the region.
The lecture series is an opportunity for those interested in the environmental field in the British community to get acquainted with the natural heritage in the Sultanate and an opportunity to create an effective partnership between the British Royal Geographical Society and all concerned institutions in the Sultanate.
The lecture was organized this year by the Omani Botanic Garden, the British Kew Royal Garden , the Embassy of the Sultanate in the United Kingdom, the Omani- British Society, as well as several British academic and university institutions.
The lecture was attended by Hussain bin Ali bin Abdullatif, advisor to the Diwan of the Royal Court, who delivered the opening speech, the Sultanate's Ambassador to the UK and more than 400 environmental officials and researchers in Britain.