VIDEO — See how nine years of restorative work helped bring thoroughly-degraded land back to life in Saudi Arabia

This video provides the final update about the restorative, 9-year Al Baydha Project, presented by co-founder Neal Spackman.

It describes how desertification resulted from the loss of an indigenous land management system, and how the land has changed since all inputs to the project were ceased in 2016.

Neal moved on from Al Baydha in 2018 and can now be contacted at

The species that worked the best for the restoration were Ziziphus Spinachristi, Moringa Peregrina, commiphora gileadensis and prosopis spp (though this one likely won’t continue to be planted in the future), and the local acacias.

Watch 20-minute video.

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