In the Mahazat as-Sayd reserve, where houbara have been re-introduced, the animals were observed to be exhibiting natural behavior and have begun to breed. Two nests and a female chick were recorded.
Sixty births were recorded among the Arabian oryx herds in Mahazat as-Sayd, bringing the population to 263 animals by the end of 1995. The Reserve contains scattered herds of reem gazelle, estimated at 772 animals, and nine red-necked ostriches which have been released into the Reserve on an experimental basis.
Preparations were continued in the Majami' al-Hadb protected area to make it ready to receive 75 idmi gazelles as a nucleus for re-introduction, and plans were made at the sites in At-Taysiyah and Al-Jandaliyah for the release of houbara bustards.