RCU actively participates in IUCN Leaders Forum, Geneva, Oct 11-13
AlUla, October 11, 2023, The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has taken an active role in the second International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Leaders Forum, convening in Geneva, Switzerland from October 11 to 13. This event, themed "Global goals for nature: tracking progress, financing success," focuses on strategies for biodiversity preservation, habitat restoration, and fostering collaboration among member states to achieve shared conservation objectives and enhance capabilities.
In the spotlight, RCU is expected to engage in discussions revolving around the safeguarding of nature, particularly emphasizing sustainability and innovation in environmental protection. The forum aims to explore ways to increase community awareness and involvement in nature conservation efforts.
RCU's significance in this context stems from its government-membership status, conferred by the IUCN in February 2022. This recognition underscores RCU's unwavering commitment to preserving AlUla's natural environment through the establishment and activation of nature reserves, the responsible management of natural heritage following IUCN Green List standards, and the steadfast support for wildlife management and restoration. These initiatives are intricately aligned with the goals of the Saudi Green Initiative and resonate with the broader objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030.