Saudi Arabia Protected Areas Restoration
Butterfly Pavilion guiding the reintroduction of native wildlife to reserves in Saudi Arabia.
Beginning in 1948, native wildlife species were extirpated from vast areas of unprotected land in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia has now begun moving toward broad-based conservation by establishing seven large Royal Reserves that will set the standard for conservation in the Middle East and the world. These large protected areas require significant management attention to restore the areas to their former natural state. In addition to habitat assessment and restoration, this process will involve the reintroduction of native wildlife to the reserves. Butterfly Pavilion is offering guidance to wildlife managers for this important restoration project.