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AlUla Launches Largest Campaign to Resettle Wild Animals in Region

AlUla Launches Largest Campaign to Resettle Wild Animals in Region

Friday, 20 January, 2023 - 05:45
More than 1,580 endangered animals will be released in AlUla as part of the Royal Commission for AlUla’s mission to resettle native species into their natural habitats - (Royal Commission for AlUla)

The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has launched the largest campaign to resettle more than 1,580 wild animals that will include antelopes, gazelles, Arabian oryx and mountain ibex.

The campaign is the largest of its kind for RCU, as it includes determining the readiness of the site, and monitoring the resettled animals, in addition to focusing on scientific studies during the preparations for the resettling campaign.

Monitoring of the newly released animals will be carried out with SMART software analysis tools, camera trapping and satellite tracking collars. It is the first time that the lightweight, solar-powered collars will be used for ungulate species in the region.

The commission's campaign comes in line with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030,as well as the Saudi Green Initiative and the Green Middle East Initiative, with the aim of transforming AlUla into the largest living museum in the world while preserving its environmental and historical characteristics.

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