Othman Abd-ar-Rahman Llewellyn is American by birth and he now lives in Saudi Arabia. He is an Environmental Planner and works in the Department of Protected Area Planning at the Saudi Wildlife Authority. He has held this position since 1988. He is an associate of IUCN Commissions dealing with Protected Areas, Environmental Law and the Species Survival Commission, Arabian Plant Specialist Group. His research includes amongst others Interests Islamic Environmental Law and Ethics, Traditional Conservation Practices and Protected Area System Planning. He is a regular contributor to conferences and workshops related to Islamic Environmental Law and Ethics. His pet project is the Jabal Aja biosphere reserve located in the Hail region of North Eastern Saudi Arabia which he established as means to reviving the hima system.