OMAR F. AL-SHEIKHLY
VICE-PRESIDENT OF BOARD - ARCME
Networking - SENIOR EDITOR
MIDDLE EAST CHAPTER - AMPHIBIAN and REPTILE
Omar F. Al-Shiekhly is an assistant teacher and wildlife expert at the
Department of Biology-Collage of Science in the University of Baghdad. Omar has worked as a field
team leader, wildlife expert, and provisional photographer in Canada-Iraq Marshland Initiative
(CIMI) and Nature Iraq. I trained many Iraqi biologists who working at Iraqi environmental
institutes such as Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education (IMHE) and Iraqi Ministry of Environment
(IMoE) on wildlife field monitoring methodologies. Omar studied and photographed most of Iraq's
wildlife rarities which (Neurergus microspilotus) is one of them.
New localities of the
Kurdistan newt Neurergus microspilotus and Lake Urmia newt Neurergus crocatus
(Caudata: Salamandridae) in Iraq. 2013. Al-Sheikhly OF,
RK. Amphibian and Reptile
Conservation 6(4): 42–49.