On the occasion of the World Wildlife Day corresponding to March 3, 2021 and under the slogan "Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and the Planet", the National Center for Wildlife reintroduced, last week, a group of wild animals in cooperation and coordination with the King Salman Royal Reserve (Harrat Al-Harrah) that included 100 Reem gazelles. The center also reintroduced a group of wild animals in Al-Hajar area in Al-Ula governorate, which included 25 Reem gazelles, 10 Nubian Ibex and 8 Arabian Oryx, in coordination and cooperation with the Royal Commission for Al-Ula. This comes within the national program for wildlife reintroduction in the nature reserves and parks, with the participation of many governmental and private agencies, and in implementation of the national strategy for preserving the environment and its wild heritage in accordance with the Kingdom's vision 2030.
On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Ali Qurban, CEO of the National Center for Wildlife, explained that the reintroductions come as a continuation of the firm support that the center receives from the wise leadership – may Allah protect them - and restoring the ecological equilibrium and flourish of the natural environments in the Kingdom, and consolidating the pillars of community partnership, to ensure its vitality and continuity for the benefit of present and future generations.
His excellency, the CEO of the National Center for Wildlife, also highlighted the consecutive successes achieved by the center in the national program for wildlife reintroduction in the nature reserves and parks, which was felt by many through the repeated sightings of ungulates in a number of parks and royal reserves, as well as the new births that were announced during the last two weeks in nature reserves and parks where ungulates were reintroduced within the stages of this program.