The National Wildlife Development Center in Saudi Arabia is preparing to relocate 20 Arabian oryx, 30 reem antelopes and 10 wild antelopes to pre-release sites in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Royal Reserve.
And the National Center for Wildlife Development in Saudi Arabia stated, through its Twitter account, that this procedure comes as a prelude to launching it in the wild range of the reserve, which is located between the NEOM project and the Red Sea project in northwestern Saudi Arabia.
The reserve is one of the six royal reserves that were established by royal order in June 2018. It is managed by a board of directors with legal personality and financial and administrative independence headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
A side of the animals that will be released into the reserve
For his part, Hamza Al-Ghamdi, who is interested in wildlife and spokesperson for the “Rahma” Association for Animal Welfare, told Al-Arabiya.net: Saudi Arabia is making serious efforts to resettle many wild animals, and this comes as an embodiment of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which has attached great importance to the development and sustainability of the environment. And promoted the concept of green Saudi Arabia.
He added: Today we see the preparation of the National Center for Wildlife Development to release a number of wild animals that have become completely extinct from the natural Saudi environment, such as the Arabian Oryx, and this important step is one of the steps of the National Center for Wildlife Development program, which is generally represented in the breeding and care of extinct animals, Rehabilitation of their natural habitats, protection under strict laws, and gradual resettlement.
He said: “We see the center today releasing the Arabian oryx, Al-Reem antelope, and the human antelope in the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Royal Center temporarily and monitoring them in a relatively controlled environment that mimics their natural environment so that the center can follow up and evaluate their condition, and ensure their ability to self-reproduce, environmental adaptation, and rehabilitation to withstand the conditions.” the natural environment, and its stability in preparation for its release into the wild, later to be completely self-reliant.”