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Centres

Established in 1989, the National Avian Research Centre (NARC) in Sweihan, Abu Dhabi, was the first ever centre dedicated to studying and captive breeding of the Asian Houbara bustard.

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Bustards

Houbara bustards are large-bodied birds with long legs and a slender neck. The upper body is speckled, sandy brown and the underside is creamy white. The male has long, black feathers around the back of his neck, and white feathers on the front,...

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Conservation

Both an avid falconer and conservationist, the late President of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan committed himself to ensuring the future survival of the Houbara, when in the 1970s he noticed numbers in the wild were in decline due to...

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Who We Are Who

International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) is a global organisation dedicated to the...

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Vision Vision & Mission

Maximum Sustainable Houbara Population in the Wild Within the Carrying Capacity of the Eco-System.

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Production 2017

34,532

UAE

22,204

Morocco

1,668

Kazakhstan

Recent News

02

Oct

Houbara Bustard added to UAE Education Curriculum

International Fund for Houbara Conservation and Ministry of Education launch joint initiative to promote conservation education in all UAE schools Abu Dhabi, 2 October 2018: Today in Abu Dhabi, the International Fund for Houbara Conservation......Read More

28

Sep

First Book on Natural History of the Asian Houbara Unveiled in Abu Dhabi

Study uses decades of data and learning from Abu Dhabi’s Houbara Conservation Programme Abu Dhabi, 28 September 2018: Today, in Abu Dhabi, the first major book detailing the natural ecology of the Asian Houbara bustard was unveiled......Read More

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