We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
the Law on the Expropriation for Public Benefit promulgated by Royal Decree 64/78 and its amendments,
the Law of National Parks and Protected Natural Sites promulgated by Royal Decree 26/79 and its amendments,
and the Law on Environmental Protection and Pollution Control promulgated Royal Decree 114/2001 and its amendments,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The provisions of the attached law shall apply in regard to nature reserves and wildlife conservation.
The Minister of Regional Municipalities, Environment, and Water Resources shall issue the necessary regulations and decisions for implementing the provisions of this law, and until they are issued, the existing regulations and decisions continue to operate to the degree that they do not contradict with the provisions of this law.
The aforementioned Royal Decree 26/79 is hereby repealed, as well as all that is contrary to this law or in conflict with its provisions.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its publication.
Issued on: 5 Dhu Al-Qa'dah 1423
Corresponding to: 8 January 2003
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 735 issued on 15 January 2003.
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