VIDEO: Discover what makes Khurais wetland unique
Khurais includes 22 plant species, seven mammal species, 42 bird species with over 100 migratory species that visit annually.
How does Khurais ecosystem flourish in a dry area with limited water resources? Khurais is home to desert resilient biodiversity spanning 38 kilometers.
Its habitat includes 22 plant species, seven mammal species, 42 bird species with over 100 migratory bird species that visit the site annually. Our goal is to sustain the area’s biodiversity by irrigating it with treated water from our Khurais facility and plant native trees that assist in controlling sand drifts and protect the wetland from desertification.
We have also built a seawater plant aiming to end the use of ground water in our Khurais facility, and hosted trials for water conservation technologies like super absorbent polymers, hydrophobic sand, dry water gel which contribute up to 65% of the water needed for irrigation.
In 2017, we expanded and rehabilitated the biodiversity area with sparkling ponds, bird nesting, towers, natural rock shelters is one of our 11 sanctuaries designed to protect the Kingdom’s diverse habitats.