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

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.

 


King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

Saudi Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, right, receives the closing statement of the S20 group from its chair Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares. (SPA)
Updated 29 September 2020

King Salman receives closing statement of the Science Group Summit

  • The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state

On behalf of King Salman, Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah on Monday received the closing statement of the Science Group Summit (S20) from the group’s chair, Dr. Anas bin Faris Al-Fares, who is also the president of King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, after a virtual meeting.
Several scientific organizations from the G20 countries took part in the meeting, which was hosted by Saudi Arabia. The S20 group focuses on future health, a circular economy and the digital revolution. The meeting stressed the importance of making decisions based on scientific facts supported by data.
The closing statement of the meeting included 10 recommendations, which will be submitted to the G20 heads of state. More than 180 scholars participated in drafting the recommendation. They called for increasing the level of preparedness in the wake of a pandemic. They also recommended consolidating advanced treatment and precision medical research with a particular focus on keeping the costs affordable and treatments accessible to all.
The group also stressed the need to devise policies to face challenges arising from demographic shifts. One of the recommendations includes development of an integrated approach to the extraction of natural resources.
They also urged the relevant authorities to consolidate recycling systems to curb carbon emissions.