Wildlife of Bahrain
Bahrain has long been an important maritime trade centre linking Europe and the Middle East with the Indian subcontinent. Pearling has come and gone, oil reserves are dwindling. As a result Bahrain has had to diversify and is now a banking and industrial centre. More recently it has allocated increasing resources to develop its tourist industry and considerable efforts are being made to attract visitors from around the world. Greater awareness of the many opportunities available for tourists to experience Bahrain’s natural heritage can only lend weight to this effort.