Drones will help in reforestation in Saudi Arabia, almost half of which is covered by deserts. For now, the Kingdom intends to plant 100,000 trees, and even 10 billion in the coming decades.
Saudi Arabia plans to use drones, inter alia, to plant 100,000 trees in a nature reserve in the north of the Kingdom. All as part of a plan to develop vegetation, combat desertification, and cultivate local trees and wild plants in the Royal Hail Reserve on the edge of the Grand Nefud Desert.
The reforestation campaign is part of Saudi and Middle Eastern environmental initiatives that aim to preserve diversity and enhance environmental protection.
The drones will be used to accurately disperse seeds over 200 hectares of diverse terrain. Saudi Arabia intends to plant 10 billion trees in the Kingdom in the coming decades.
Saudi Arabia’s Environmental Protection Plan
On Saturday, Saudi Arabia announced a new plan to fight global warming. By 2060, he wants, among others achieve zero carbon emissions. It also raises the annual carbon reduction target to almost 280 million tonnes, which it aims to achieve by 2030.
The environmental policy program was announced by the Crown Prince Mohammad ibn Salman. The ambitious environmental policy of the world’s largest oil exporter was announced by the Saudi prince as part of the Green Initiative, the assumptions of which Riyadh is expected to present at the upcoming COP26 climate summit in Glasgow (October 31 – November 12).
The Crown Prince also announced that Saudi Arabia will participate in international efforts to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent. by 2030. Earlier this month, the United Arab Emirates announced a plan of net zero emissions by 2050.
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