Saudi Arabia seeks ecotourism boost by protecting environment, wildlife

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King Salman issued a royal order establishing the Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo courtesy of Small And Big Wonders At The King’s Forest (Rawdat Khuraim))
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King Salman issued a royal order establishing the Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo courtesy of Small And Big Wonders At The King’s Forest (Rawdat Khuraim))
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King Salman issued a royal order establishing the Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. (Photo courtesy of Small And Big Wonders At The King’s Forest (Rawdat Khuraim))
Updated 03 June 2018
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Saudi Arabia seeks ecotourism boost by protecting environment, wildlife

  • King Salman aims to preserve natural environment and wildlife and its reproduction and development in Saudi Arabia
  • The royal decrees include identifying and designating the royal reserves and the formation of its boards of directors

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has made huge strides in environmental protection with initiatives to preserve the natural environment and wildlife that will boost ecotourism, reduce fishing and overgrazing, and protect and encourage vegetation.
As part of these efforts, Saudi Arabia’s King Salman issued a royal order establishing the Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The Royal Reserves shall be determined and named by an order issued by the president of Council of Ministers. Each Royal Reserve shall have a board of directors:
1- Rawdhat Khuraim Reserve will be a royal reserve named Imam Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed Reserve, with its board of directors under the chairmanship of Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd. Six specialists will be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.
2- Mahazah Al-Sayad Reserve will be named Imam Saud bin Abdul Aziz Reserve, under the chairmanship of Prince Abdullah bin Bandar and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.
3- Al-Taysiyah Reserve shall be a royal reserve named Imam Turki bin Abdullah Reserve, with its board under the chairmanship of Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.
4- Al-Tanhat and Al-Khafs Reserves shall be a royal reserve named King Abdul Aziz Reserve, with its board under the chairmanship of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.
5- Al-Khanfa, Al-Tubaiq and Hurra Al-Hurra Reserves shall be a royal reserve named King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Reserve, with its board under the chairmanship of Prince Abdul Aziz bin Saud bin Naif and the membership of six specialists to be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.
6- The area between NEOM Project and Red Sea and Al-A’ala Project shall be a royal reserve named Prince Mohammed bin Salman Reserve, with under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, vice president of the Council of Ministers. Six specialists will be nominated by the Council of Royal Reserves.

 


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh