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

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.


Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

Updated 03 April 2020

Curfew imposed in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif governorates

  • An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry
  • Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected

DUBAI: A curfew in Saudi Arabia’s Dammam, Taif and Qatif will start on Friday 3p.m. until further notice, state news agency SPA reported, citing Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior.
An exception will be made to services and activities previously announced by the ministry. The decision is part of the country’s efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Saudi Arabia announced on Thursday five deaths from coronavirus and said that 165 new cases have been detected. Of the new cases, 48 were detected in Makkah and 46 in Madinah.
The interior ministry implemented a 24-hour curfew in the two holy cities on Thursday to limit the spread of coronavirus.