Two tiger cubs join the rare species of Arab tigers

Published 6 Jul 2011
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Two tiger cubs join the rare species of Arab tigers
As part of its plan to repreduce rare species of  Arab tigers vulnerable to extinction, the National Center for Wildlife Research Commission in Tayef, has successfully repoduced two tiger cubs of the rare Arab tiger species.
    His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Mohammed Secretary-General of the Saudi Organization for Wildlife, stated that the breeding program of vulnerable to extinction rare Arab tigers is one of the main programs at the National Center for Wildlife Research in Tayef.
    HH Prince indicated that the Commission adopts a national strategy based on the regional strategy of the Arab tigers conservation. The total number of these tigers in the Arab penensula  is not more than 200 under any optimistic estimation. He indicated that the authority has installed surveillance cameras in the mountainous areas as well as attracting international expertise to participate in the field studies the Commission conducts on the tiger environments in KSA.
    HRH explained that during the next five years, the Commission will complete implementation of the infrastructure for breeding, field studies and environmental awareness programs for preservation of the Arab tigers.
    The National Center for Wildlife Research in Tayef has been successful during the past three years in breeding of 8 rare Arab tiger species that are vulnerable to extinction.

Last Modified Date: 10/02/2013 - 2:59 PM Saudi Arabia Time

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