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The National Center for Wildlife Reintroduces the Largest Diversity of Endangered Wildlife in the Shara'an Protected Area of Al'Ula

​​Today, the CEO of the National Center for Wildlife Development, Dr. Muhammad Qurban, and the CEO of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula, Eng. Amr Al-Madani, inaugurated the largest reintroduction of endangered wildlife in terms of the number of species reintroduced in the Shara'an Reserve in Al-Ula. This reintroduction aims to restore the local wildlife that used to spread in the region, and today a number of 25 heads of Nubian Ibex, 50 heads of Reem gazelles, 20 heads of Idmi gazelles and 10 heads of Arabian oryx (al-Wudaihi) were released in the Shara'an Protected Area of the Royal Commission for Al-Ula.

On this occasion, His Excellency Dr. Muhammad Ali Qurban, Head of the National Center for Wildlife, explained that the cooperation between the parties related to the preservation of wildlife and biological diversity supported the process of preserving the national natural heritage in accordance with the vision of the Kingdom 2030 and in implementation of sound directives to preserve the environment and its natural components, and to achieve the principle of sustainable development and the development of natural wealth and Its associated biodiversity and to use in a sustainable manner that supports the environmental, touristic and entertainment gains in the region, thus ensuring its vitality and continuity for the benefit of present and future generations, which will positively affect the standards of living and well-being of citizens, as this is a new tributary of support and diversification of the national economy.
His Excellency confirmed that there are several other reintroductions this year that the Saudi Wildlife Center will undertake in cooperation and coordination with the Royal Protected Areas and the Royal Commission for Al-Ula and the Natural Parks in addition to the reserves supervised by the center, which is considered a qualitative leap towards expanding and consolidating efforts to preserve wildlife at the national level and preserve these national environmental, economic treasures with its significant touristic and cultural importance.​

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