The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in the Arabian peninsula

Authors: Cox, Neil, García, Nieves, Harrison, I. J., Tognelli, Marcelo F.,

Freshwater habitats and biodiversity in the Arabian Peninsula are unique and highly valued for the essential role they play in people's survival, as well as that of its native flora and fauna. This project aims to provide an accurate picture of the present conservation status and distribution of Arabian freshwater species, as well as to identify the main threats that affect them and action requirements for their successful long term conservation. We expect this document to guide conservation planning and represent an important step in building capacity for Red Listing and the identification of priority areas for conservation action in the region.