As part of the National Center for Wildlife Development’s program to propagate and resettle endangered wildlife, rehabilitate ecosystems, and enrich biodiversity in Saudi Arabia, 4 species of endangered wildlife were released in the NEOM Reserve during the season 2022-2023.
As part of the NEOM Reserve, four species of wild fungal creatures were released: the Arabian oryx, the ibex, the sand deer (Al-Reem antelope), and the mountain deer (human). This is part of the first project to protect the environment and apply scientific methodology to preserve and rehabilitate ecosystems.
Last season, the center released more than 1,200 fungal organisms and monitored the births of many fetuses in their natural environment. It is an indicator of the success of the breeding and resettlement programs.
” Our partnership with “NEOM” comes within the framework of the national program to return wild animals aimed at returning local endangered species to their natural habitats, which is one of the “Saudi Green” initiatives and comes in the implementation of the national strategy to preserve the environment and contributes to achieving the principles of sustainable development and the development of natural resources and their biodiversity to accomplish the goals of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 in line with global efforts to preserve the environment, which is a step that confirms the depth of integration and cooperation between the center and national parties of common interest,” said, The CEO of the National Center for Wildlife Development, Dr. Muhammad Qurban.
He added that the center has centers at the forefront of international centers specialized in propagating endangered species and relocating them to their natural environments. This is according to the most accurate international standards.