Three Omanis have been arrested on suspicion of hunting Arabian gazelles.
The arrests were made by the General Directorate of Environment in Dhofar Governorate, in co-operation with the Royal Oman Police.
The alleged poachers are having legal measures taken against them, the Environment Authority said.
The sultanate’s law on nature reserves and wildlife conservation says offenders will be imprisoned, fined or both.
The jail term is between six months and five years, and the fine is between 1,000 rials and 5,000 rials.