2006 News Story

Crown Prince Sultan marks World Environment Day

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.”