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Opening Khor Kalba Mangrove Centre

Updated: May 17, 2021

For several years I worked on illustrations for the Khor Kalba Mangrove Center. Today they officially opened their doors to the public. The visitor centre informs the public on the richness of this protected mangrove area. It is an important (breeding)site for many species of birds and marine life. In fact the biodiversity in this reserve is one of the highest of the country. The mangrove forrest even has its own subspecies of Collared Kingfisher. The endangered Todiramphus chloris kalbaensis is only breeding in this Ramsar protected area on the border with Oman. There are only about 140 of them. For many juvenile sea turtles and sharks the estuary is a safe haven as well, rich in nutrients and more protected than the open waters. Making illustrations and silhouettes of about 70 species that live in the area. They are used on the information panels in and around the centre. You can have a virtual tour in this video by Khaleej Times.

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