Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture approved a new law to protect endangered animals.
According to the law, possessing endangered animals is considered a clear violation of Saudi law, which refers the perpetrator to Public Prosecution.
The perpetrator will face a fine of SR30 million and imprisonment of up to 10 years, or any of these penalties.
According to the new environmental law, no one is allowed to engage in environmental activities or those that have an environmental impact without obtaining a license consistent with the regulations. The environment law in Saudi Arabia prohibits trafficking in wild animals, taking them outside the borders, extracting them and their derivatives from the marine and coastal environment, placing any of them in a controlled place, and using them in shows and activities without obtaining a permit.