Nearly 200 species of fish and a number of endangered species of turtles have been discovered off the Saudi coast in a recent survey conducted by Red Sea Global (RSG).
The survey of the Red Sea is one of the world’s largest environmental surveys of wildlife ecosystems carried out along 250km of the Red Sea coastline and covering species and natural systems in the areas around Lake Al-Wajh and north of the Amaala site.
“We’ve set a quantifiable target of achieving a 30 percent net conservation benefit by 2040, and we will continue to publish annual updates that measure our progress toward this ambitious goal," RSG chief executive John Pagano said.
“Key to that is setting a baseline from which we track progress and ensuring we are fully informed and understand the incredible biodiversity that surrounds our developments,” he added.
The survey identified 74 hawksbill and 145 green sea turtle nesting tracks at Amaala, with 251 of the former and 613 of the latter in the Red Sea, Arab News reported.
There were also 193 fish species recorded during the 69 Amaala surveys.