1995 News Story

Saudi Arabia awarded environment prize

Minister of Agriculture and Water Dr. Abdullah Bin Mu'amar today announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been awarded the 1995 Fred Packard International Prize by the U.N.'s International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (World Conservation Union). Dr. Mu'amar said that the country's great achievements in the field of conservation of the environment and natural resources are due to the attention it is given by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz. The prize was awarded in recognition of the significant role played by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water in collaborating with other concerned authorities in efforts to preserve the environment through establishing parks, developing pastureland and forests, cultivating green areas and planting trees. This is the second time within three years that the Kingdom has received this award.