Deputy Makkah governor reviews conservation efforts at Saudi wildlife Reserve

Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz chairs a meeting of the board of directors of Imam Saud bin Abdul Aziz Reserve on Sunday. He reviewed the activities of the reserve and its goals. (SPA)
Updated 16 December 2018
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Deputy Makkah governor reviews conservation efforts at Saudi wildlife Reserve

  • Saudi Arabia has made huge strides in environmental protection with initiatives to preserve the natural environment and wildlife

Makkah Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, who is also the chairman of the board of directors of Imam Saud bin Abdul Aziz Reserve, reviewed the activities of the reserve on Sunday. 

He was briefed on the role the reserve plays in the preservation of the natural environment and wildlife. The deputy governor also reviewed the steps the reserve has taken to reduce fishing and overgrazing.

Saudi Arabia has made huge strides in environmental protection with initiatives to preserve the natural environment and wildlife that will boost ecotourism and protect and encourage vegetation.

As part of these efforts, King Salman issued a royal order in June establishing the Council of Royal Reserves under the chairmanship of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Mahazah Al-Sayad Reserve was renamed Imam Saud bin Abdul Aziz Reserve.

The royal decree stated that each natural reserve must have its own independent management and budget. The decree had given a commission at the Council of Ministers three months to appoint qualified leaders to handle the management of each reserve.


Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

A Palestinian boy sits next to the destroyed Hamas site following Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City March 15, 2019. March 12, 2019. (Reuters)
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Saudi Arabia condemns Israeli aggression in Gaza

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has strongly condemned Israeli violations in the occupied Palestinian territories and the recent Israeli forces’ aggression on unarmed civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The Kingdom’s ambassador at the United Nations in Geneva spoke on the violations in his speech before the Human Rights Council, during an interactive dialogue with the commission investigating violations in Gaza.
Speaking from Geneva, Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Wasel said the committee’s report revealed the extent of violations and the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against unarmed demonstrators in Gaza, which led to the killing of 183 Palestinians and wounded thousands toward the end of 2018, including children and women.
The ambassador called on the international community to pressure Israel to put an end to such aggression and to hold those responsible responsible for such crimes.
He noted that the violations committed by Israeli forces against the Palestinian people have continued unabated for decades.
Al-Wasel said such Israeli violations which are against the international and humanitarian law will continue under a policy of impunity.
He also called on UN member states to hold on to their responsibility in achieving the commitment to human rights and ensure the respect for international law, based on the first common article of the Geneva Conventions.