Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz gave an address today to mark World Environment Day, which falls on June 5. In his remarks, Crown Prince Sultan – who heads the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation and Development (NCWCD) – stressed Saudi efforts to preserve the environment and protect wildlife. He noted that the Kingdom has signed numerous international environmental agreements, and that the National NCWCD has developed a number of strategies to preserve the environment. Crown Prince Sultan also called for a coordinated effort to fight drought, hurricanes and desertification.
The United Nations established World Environment Day in 1972. This year’s theme is “Deserts and Desertification.”