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King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve to plant 3.1 million trees in Saudi Arabia by 2027

The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve recently announced its goal to plant 3.1 million trees by 2027.  The King Abdulaziz Reserve is linked administratively to the Royal Reserves Council, which is chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority, which the Minister of Interior oversees, is in charge of supervising the reserve and working to develop it by approving the necessary regulations to achieve its goals.

“We will implement a part of it independently, while the second part will be implemented in partnership with the National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification,” said reserve CEO Maher Al-Gothmi.

The King Abdulaziz Royal Reserve is taking numerous steps to protect the region's environment.   A royal decree calls for royal reserves that are open to the public, but it forbids hunting, overgrazing, logging, and camping.

Read the full story at Arab News