More than 1260 endangered species were released by the Saudi National Center for Wildlife Development during the previous season.
This is a part of the Wildlife Development Center’s initiative to increase the population of local endangered species and relocate them to their original habitats throughout the Kingdom.
665 reem antelopes, 77 adami antelopes, 134 mountain ibex, 228 Arabian oryx, 100 houbara bustards, several cats, and brown eagles were among the animals released.
The National Center for Wildlife Development also explained that the multiplication and resettlement of local endangered species restore biodiversity in our natural environments.
the center owns specialized centers at the forefront of the global centers specialized in multiplying endangered species and resettling them in their natural environments according to the strictest international standards.
The Center’s successes in the breeding and resettlement programs were the result of a long, deliberate, and scientifically based work targeting organisms that have become extinct from the wild or are facing the threat of extinction
These efforts begin in the breeding centers with the genetic management of the target organisms, where they are ascertained of their genetic purity and completely devoid of cross-breeding, and genetic richness to avoid being closed in future generations.
After their readiness, the organisms reach the stage of release, which takes place either in nature reserves with the aim of resettlement or reinforcement and the establishment of self-reproductive groups in nature
Releases are made in national parks to raise the attractiveness of natural parks, raise awareness and community participation
The releases are not the end of the journey, but the center continues to follow the herds and monitor the biodiversity in the protected areas using modern techniques to track the fungal groups