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Revitalizing Biodiversity: NEOM Nature Reserve Welcomes 132 Species

In a groundbreaking move for wildlife conservation, the National Center for Wildlife, in partnership with NEOM, has successfully introduced a group of 132 species into the NEOM Nature Reserve. This significant ecological endeavor includes the acclimatization and release of 80 Arabian sand gazelles, 12 mountain gazelles, 12 ibexes, and 28 Arabian Oryx into their natural habitats, marking a key milestone in regional ecological restoration efforts.

Dr. Mohammed Qurban, CEO of the National Center for Wildlife, emphasized that this release is a crucial part of a larger initiative aimed at protecting endangered species within the region. The program not only focuses on ecosystem restoration and biodiversity enhancement across Saudi Arabia but also aligns seamlessly with the objectives of the Saudi Green Initiative. These conservation efforts are pivotal in achieving the ambitious environmental goals of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.

The National Center for Wildlife, as the leading entity in wildlife conservation and development in Saudi Arabia, is committed to reviving endangered species in their native environments. Employing advanced methods for biodiversity monitoring and surveying within protected areas, the center tracks wildlife populations and collects essential data. This information is crucial in understanding the challenges these species face and in formulating effective conservation strategies.

Covering an expanse of 25,000 square kilometers, the NEOM Nature Reserve is at the forefront of creating a balanced ecosystem. Leveraging innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies.

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