The National Center for Wildlife has reintroduced seven Reem gazelles in al-Qassim Natural Park in al-Qassim region, and tomorrow, another twenty Reem gazelles will be reintroduced in Al Jara'a Natural Park in Shaqra'a Governorate in the Riyadh region. This comes within the national program for the reintroduction of wild species in the reserves and natural parks, with the participation of many governmental and private agencies, most importantly are the Royal Protected Areas, the Protected Areas of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, the Protected Areas of grand national projects such as (NEOM), the Protected Areas are supervised by the National Center for Wildlife, the Natural Parks that are supervised by the National Center for the Development of Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, the reserves affiliated with others agencies and the qualified private sector.
On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Ali Qurban, CEO of the National Center for Wildlife, explained that the national program for the reintroduction of wild animals aims to reintroduce endangered local wild species, restore their environmental roles, form self-proliferating groups of endangered local species, and raise the efficiency and attractiveness of target sites for investment and ecotourism. As well as raising public awareness and enhancing opportunities for environmental education and recreation, in addition to promoting the principle of sustainability and improving the quality of life and community partnership.
His Excellency affirmed that the cooperation and integration between the relevant national authorities comes out of support for the process of preserving the national natural heritage in accordance with the Kingdom's 2030 vision and in implementation of the national strategy for preserving the environment in a way that achieves the principle of sustainable development, developing natural wealth and its biological diversity and benefiting from it in a sustainable manner and supporting tourism and entertainment gains to ensure Its vitality and continuity for the benefit of present and future generations all of which is in the interest of diversifying the national economy.