Saudi Arabia Conservation: Imam Faisal bin Turki Royal Reserve
Saudi Arabia is set to establish the “Imam Faisal bin Turki Royal Reserve” as the kingdom’s eighth conservation project, spanning three administrative regions. It includes sea, coastlines, peaks, deserts and valleys, animal, fish and plant resources.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the Imam Faisal bin Turki Royal Reserve will maximize the opportunities available in preserving the capabilities, wealth and natural sites that characterize the kingdom’s lands. It will support scientific research and strengthen Saudi Arabia’s tourism and entertainment sectors.
The Saudi Prime Minister believes the project will protect and sustain the country’s natural resources to help achieve an environmental balance. He said Imam Faisal bin Turki Royal Reserve will contribute to supporting all forms of life.
Reserve Will Reduce Impact of Climate Change
The Imam Faisal bin Turki Royal Reserve will help support all life forms, improve human health and ensure clean air and reduce the impact of climate change.
Mohammed bin Salman said the reserve will increase resistance to natural diseases.
“These benefits will help the development of societies that prioritize the well-being of human beings and their cultural identity while preserving the environment.
We are determined to enhance the quality of life in Saudi Arabia by developing natural resources, improving infrastructure, promoting sustainability of non-oil economic resources, and increasing job and investment opportunities within the kingdom.”
The kingdom is encouraging eco-tourism.
As such, the reserve will help Saudi Arabia protect and enhance the natural environment. It will adopt a comprehensive vision to preserve valuable ecosystems and environmental and natural components, reintroduce wildlife in each region, and ensure water balance and biodiversity.
Saudi Arabia 10 Billion Trees Goal
Through Imam Faisal bin Turki Reserve, Saudi Arabia will achieve its target of planting 10 billion trees in the near future. This will bring about a 12-fold increase, representing more than four percent of the global goal to reduce the degradation of lands and fungal habitats.
Moreover, the reserve will help achieve the Saudi Green Initiative goal, wherein the kingdom wants to protect 30 percent of land and marine areas by 2030.
The Imam Faisal bin Turki Reserve will boost Saudi Arabia’s heritage and history of the areas which boasts heritage villages and contributes to sustainable national economic development.