1999 News Story

NCWCD plans Centennial celebration

The National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) will participate in the celebrations of the centennial anniversary of the event that led to the foundation of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a number of activities that show the role played by King Abdul Aziz for protection of the environment and conservation of wildlife, notably the assistance he gave to foreign travelers in their studies of the Arabian Peninsula. Moreover, King Abdul Aziz issued decrees forbidding ships from throwing waste into the Red Sea and the Arabian Gulf, and regulated hunting.

During the centennial year's Jenadriyah festival for heritage and culture, the NCWCD will have a special display and a lecture program on the Kingdom's efforts in the field of wildlife conservation and development, and a new extension of the NCWD's Environmental Awareness Visitors Center will be inaugurated at that time.