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15 endangered mountain ibexes released in Saudi Arabia’s Soudah reserve

15 endangered mountain ibexes released in Saudi Arabia’s Soudah reserve

The National Center for Wildlife, in cooperation with Soudah Development, has released 15 endangered mountain ibexes in Soudah, as part of the cooperation program between the two sides to enrich the biodiversity in the area.
This initiative is in implementation of the directives of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, to develop the environment, realize its sustainability and achieve the targets of Saudi Green Initiative.

It is also part of the center’s endeavors to increase the threatened wildlife and re-localize it in its indigenous environment across Saudi Arabia, including the Soudah Development, to increase vegetation and wildlife in Soudah area and parts of Rijal Almaa in the Asir province.

CEO of the center Dr. Mohammed Ali Qarban said that releasing the animals in the area is an extension of the center’s efforts to develop and implement national plans to develop the wildlife through the reproduction and re-localizing endangered species to restore the ecological balance to realize the targets of Saudi Vision 2030 and in harmony with global efforts in preserving the environment.

For his part, Soudah Development CEO Eng. Hussamuldin Al-Madani said that this initiative was part of the commitment to applying ecological sustainability standards in the Soudah Project and Rijal Almaa. He stressed that protecting natural resources and improving wildlife are among the priorities of the company.
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