Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

New environmental police to arrest wildlife poachers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 02/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The kingdom will soon have an environmental police unit to arrest poachers and others who harm the environment according to prince bandar bin saud president of the saudi wildlife commission (swc).

prince bandar said the unit would arrest people like those young saudis who were recently photographed driving vehicles with piles of endangered lizard carcasses.

he said a proposal submitted nine years ago to form the unit has now been revived. 'we expect the environmental police [unit] will be formed soon" he said.

while there are special deterrents for people breaking traffic laws there are no penalties for those who harm the nature and break environmental laws he said.

he said the swc does not offer any reward for the arrest and conviction of poachers. its mandate is only to ensure nature conservation.

prince bandar said other countries have clear penalties in place for people who break environmental laws.

"migrating birds and lizards are killed every year because ofsuch practices" said prince bandar. the swc receives many photographs as proof of these violations.



he said there are too many ministries and agencies dealing with environmental protection. the ministry of agriculture is responsible for forests and pastures and the presidency of meteorology and environment (pme) has to monitor pollution.

'but stopping poaching is the responsibility of the ministry of interior" he said.

the swc covers about 4.3 percent of the kingdom's land area. 'this represents 16 nature reserves across the country supervised and monitored by 450 highly efficient rangers" he said.

he said an environmental police unit would fill the gap between these three bodies.

prince bandar said young saudis are imitating the bad behavior of others. he said a well-known artist who killed several karak birds and posted the video on youtube last year got off scot-free.

others post videos on youtube showing them killing birds and animals and cutting down trees in the wild he said.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jun 28 2016 - Jerusalem holy site closed to non-Muslims after violenceThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Israeli security forces stand guard at the entrance of theAl-Aqsamosque compound in Jerusalem''s Old City, on June 27, 2016, following a second day of clashes between Israeli ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Suicide bomber kills nine at Iraq Sunni mosque: officialsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Baghdad:A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Sunni mosque near Baghdad where worshippers were gathered for prayers, killing at least nine people, officials said ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Assad's uncle charged in Paris with corruption: anti-graft groupThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Paris:Paris prosecutors have charged the uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with corruption, an anti-graft group said Tuesday. Rifaat al-Assad, 78, who was ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Malawi's CSOs petition Parliament on social-economic ills affecting citizensThe Maravi Post
(MENAFN - The Maravi Post) The National Advocacy Platform (NAP), a grouping of civil society and citizens has once again petitioned the country's Parliament and executive on political, social and ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Qatar Merchandise Trade surplus hits USD2.05bnMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar's whole exports of goods; including exports of goods of local origin and re-exports amounted to almost USD4.6bn in May 2016, a decrease of 31.4 percent.However, the imports of goods in ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Oman's gypsum exports to surpass 10mn tons by 2018MENAFN
(MENAFN) Oman's gypsum exports are predicted to top 10mn tons in 2018, up from 5.85mn tons at the end of 2015, an increase which will position the Sultanate as global supplier.The Sultanate will be ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Morocco raises USD197mn in Marsa MarocMENAFN
(MENAFN) Morocco raises USD197mn by selling 40 percent share in state-owned port operator Marsa Maroc in the nation's first initial public offering this year.Additionally, Marsa Maroc manages ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Ostara Systems Limited achieves Cyber Essentials certification with IT Governance's DIY packageMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Ostara Systems Limited achieves Cyber Essentials certification with IT Governance''s DIY package ELY, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM, June 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ -- IT ...

 Jun 28 2016 - First Gulf Bank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' OutlookMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) 28th June 2016 First Gulf Bank's Ratings Affirmed with a 'Stable' Outlook Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI Ratings), the international credit rating agency, today announced that ...

 Jun 28 2016 - Kuwait eyes on UK investmentsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Kuwaiti Finance Minister proclaimed that the country's investments in Britain were positive and high quality.Accordingly, Kuwaiti investments in Britain are real assets in real estate, ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help