School of Earth and Environment

Mohammed AlSharyani Mohammed AlSharyani

Postgraduate Researcher

Telephone number: +44(0) 113 34 39105
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Room: 9.157

Affiliation: Sustainability Research Institute


Msc in Crop Science (From Wageningen University , The Netherlands)

Project details

Project title

Evaluation of the impacts of National Parks on Land degradation and community livelihoods: A study of the effectiveness of protected areas designation in the Sultanate of Oman.


Andy Dougill, Mark Reed


Sultanate of Oman Government

Start date

October 2006

Project outline

In the arid areas like Sultanate of Oman, land degradation is a serious environmental problem that can pose great danger to the livelihoods of the people. Oman has suffered from severe land degradation in the last two to three decades and that's due to overgrazing, wood cutting and land use mismanagement as a result, there has been a reduction in vegetation cover. The most widely accepted strategy is conserving and management of land through legal means (protected areas). This study is to investigate the level at which such strategy prevents land degradation and improving sustainable community livelihoods.