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The National Strategy for Conservation of Biodiversity in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is committed to development and economic progress, however, this policy should not be at the expense of the valuable natural resources of the country. As custodians of the earth and all its living resources, we have a duty to protect this inheritance and manage it according to Islamic principles. The National Biodiversity Strategy for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has aimed to introduce the conservation and sustainable use of our biodiversity into the national planning process by collecting and organizing relevant information and suggesting practical applications. The Strategy is important because we have to make decisions every day which affect our environment at the individual, national and international levels, and it provides the basic information that is essential to sound decisions. The Strategy also provides a significant contribution to the Convention on Biological Diversity that Saudi Arabia has recently ratified.
National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development, KSA
Saudi Arabia