Welcome to the Jubail Marine Wildlife Sanctuary Research Database

During the Gulf War 1991 the Arabian Gulf was hit by a catastrophic oil spill.
The region’s unique plant and animal life was severely affected and in wide areas even almost completely destroyed.
About 700 kilometres of coastline between southern Kuwait and Jubail in Saudi Arabia were covered by an almost continuous band of oil and tar.
Between High Water Spring (HWS) and High Water Neap (HWN) nearly every form of life was extinguished.
In response to this natural catastrophe, the multidisciplinary project “Establishment of a Marine Habitat and Wildlife Sanctuary for the Gulf Region” was launched by the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) of Saudi Arabia and the European Union.
On this Website you’ll find information about the scientific research that came out of the Sanctuary Project.

Please click on the logo for more information on the SANCTUARY PROJECT.  
Here you will find a selection of the scientific RESULTS.  
Please click here for ABSTRACTS of numerous articles the Sanctuary Project are.  
An international team of SCIENTISTS cooperated in a programme of continuous research and monitoring.  
Please click on the image for information on the AREA and the HABITATS within the Sanctuary.  
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