Tabuk, January 30, 2024, The King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Reserve Development Authority entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday with BirdLife International, marking a significant step towards enhanced cooperation. The agreement is focused on jointly preparing the nomination file for the declaration of a crucial biodiversity area within the reserve. It also aims to address the restoration of deteriorating ecosystems, emphasizing the preservation of natural habitats and wildlife.
Under the terms of the MoU, the authority is set to collaborate closely with BirdLife International, encompassing areas such as technical standards, adherence to international norms, knowledge sharing, capacity building, and improved communication.
The memorandum, signed by the authority's CEO, Ahmed Al-Amer, and BirdLife International's Middle East regional director, Ibrahim Khader, signifies a commitment to fostering a strategic partnership for the benefit of biodiversity conservation within the reserve.
BirdLife International has acknowledged the authority for its commendable efforts in declaring two globally significant bird habitats within the reserve, as well as expanding the geographical scope of another. This recognition underscores the authority's dedication to biodiversity conservation.
In recent developments, the authority has been actively forging agreements and MoUs, aligning with its strategic approach to expand engagement with relevant entities. These collaborative efforts aim to promote the authority's cultural, knowledge, and environmental roles while unifying endeavors in these domains.