Riyadh, Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdulaziz, Minister of State, Member of the Cabinet and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Development Authority, affirmed that the leadership pays great attention to the environment and natural reserves with the aim of developing them environmentally, economically, culturally and socially, in a way that will positively affect the environmental life and be an outlet for citizens and visitors to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
During his inspection tour and meeting with some people of the region, Prince Turki said that this interest was embodied in the issuance of the royal order to establish a council for royal reserves chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense.
CEO of Imam Turki bin Abdullah Royal Reserve Development Authority briefed Prince Turki on the plans and objectives to preserve and develop wildlife and protect the environment in a way that ensures the ecological balance of the reserve. Prince Turki was also briefed on the role of Special Forces for Environmental Security in preserving the environment and preventing violations that harm the wildlife and the environment. He was also briefed on Darb Zubayda, which is one of the prominent heritage landmarks the Kingdom.
During the visit, a number of Arabian sand gazelles were released in cooperation with the National Center for Wildlife, within the reserve program to revive and develop wildlife in the presence of the CEO of the center, Dr. Mohammad Ali Qurban. The releasing process aims to resettle the endangered local wild animals, restore their environmental roles in nature, and raise awareness and enhance opportunities for environmental education.
Prince Turki inaugurated the afforestation campaign inside Imam Turki bin Abdullah Reserve, in cooperation with The National Center for Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, in the presence of a number of volunteers.
At the end of the visit, Prince Turki launched the website of Imam Turki bin Abdullah Reserve, which includes information about the reserve, updates on news and development projects.
Source: Saudi Press Agency