Al Areen Reserve
Al Areen Wildlife Park was established in 1976 and covers an area of 5.4 km 2. It is the first project of its kind in the region, and aims to preserve endangered rare Arab animal species. It is located in the west of the centre of the island of Bahrain, and consists of two parts. The first covers an area of four square kilometers dedicated to preserving the wildlife of the desert environment in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Access to this nature reserve is restricted, except for specialists and researchers, veterinarians and the animals’ keepers. The list of protected species features all types of animals and plants that distinguish Bahrain’s desert environment. They include the Arabian Oryx, the Bahraini Sand gazelle or Reem gazelle, and flora plants. As to the second section, which is the park, it devoted to preserving and multiplying Arabian animals and birds in particular. It covers 4 km2. Collective and individual visits to the park are allowed in the company of qualified guides.