Authorities have arrested four citizens for violating wildlife rules by hunting illegally, using their vehicle as well as weapons for this purpose.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs asked citizens, residents and tourists to not break wildlife rules and to preserve the environment.
They also warned that any violation would expose them to legal liability.
"These actions are considered a violation of Royal Decree No. (62003) that whoever intentionally kills, hunts or smuggles any of the animals or birds indicated in Appendix No. 1 or any genetic material thereof, will face imprisonment for a period of no less than six months and not exceeding five years.” - Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs
Officials added that a fine of no less than OMR 1,000 and not exceeding OMR 5,000 or one of these two punishments will be applied.