, Volume 34, Issue 4, pp 383–392 | Cite as

Protected areas in Saudi Arabia: Sustainable use of natural resources

  • Alwelaie Abdullah N. 


The present paper reviews the conservation movement in Saudi Arabia as measured against the established protected areas, as well as the basic philosophy regarding natural resource management. The degree of representation of the biophysical diversity of Saudi Arabia in the established protected areas is discussed by using three areas as case studies: Harrat Al-Harrah (lava field), Urug Bani Mu'arid (Cuesta and Sand), and Raydah Escarpment (High Mountain).


Natural Resource Environmental Management Resource Management Protected Area Saudi Arabia 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alwelaie Abdullah N. 
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  1. 1.Department of GeographyImam Mohammed Bin Saud Islamic UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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