ABU DHABI, 27th September, 2022 (WAM) — The King Salman bin Abdulaziz Royal Natural Reserve (KSRNR) showcased Saudi wildlife activities at the 19th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2022, which was launched yesterday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The event, held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region, and Chairman of the Emirates Falconers’ Club (EFC) and organised by EFC, will run from 26th September until 2nd October, 2022.
During the exhibition, KSRNR aims to showcase itself as the world’s fourth-largest land reserve and the largest of its kind in the Middle East, with its striking geographical diversity and ancient inscription art sites.
Abdulaziz Saas Al Furaih, Director of Media, Communication and PR, said:” We are keen to protect and conserve nature, restore biodiversity, enhance the ecological balance and improve environmental sustainability. The Saudi National Center for Wildlife, in cooperation with the KSRNR, released endangered species into the wild.” He stated that Saudi Arabia’s participation will bring attention to the country’s natural resources and unique characteristics. ”It will also help people understand how important animals are to maintaining the balance and diversity of the environment and also we conducted its first comprehensive baseline bird survey to examine resident species as well as migratory, visiting, and waterbird species.” KSRNR will also highlight the presence of the rarest endangered animals, such as the Arabian oryx, the houbara bustard and the slender-horned gazelle.
The Saudi participation will focus on the country’s natural treasures and characteristics, besides raising awareness about the importance of wildlife and its role in maintaining environmental balance and biodiversity.
This year’s ADIHEX, which is the biggest of its kind in the MENA region, is focused on the hunting and equestrian industries. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of and protect cultural heritage.