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Ninety-five percent of NEOM land and ocean will be put aside as a nature reserve says Alexandra Cousteau


Alexandra Cousteau, who is known as an expert in environmental issues and a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, made her remarks during a panel discussion at the sixth edition of Future Investment Initiative (FII6) in Riyadh on Wednesday.

“They’re putting 95 percent of NEOM as a nature reserve — both in land and ocean — and that’s an extraordinary piece of leadership and example for the rest of the world,” she said.

She stressed that the economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a healthy environment and by rebuilding the environment “we are creating more opportunities for economic growth”.

NEOM has a mix of nature within the developing area that includes the deep blue ocean and pristine beaches as well as desert and mountains. It has unique geography and topography.

Read the full story at Saudi Gazette and Zawya