Release of wildlife kickstarts rehabilitation of Saudi nature reserve

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Thu, 2021-03-11 03:35

NAJRAN: Najran Gov. Prince Jalawi bin Abdul Aziz bin Musaed on Wednesday launched a number of rehabilitation projects to restore wildlife at the southern Saudi nature reserve of Uruq Bani Ma’arid. 

During the event, wild animals including 22 Arabian oryx, 10 reem antelopes, and 5 human antelopes were released into the sanctuary as part of a national program to reintroduce and resettle endangered species in protected areas of the Kingdom.

In a speech, the governor said Uruq Bani Ma’arid is the first model national reserve in the Kingdom.

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