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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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Recent News

26

Apr

His Highness Establishes New Foundation with $1m Seed Funding to Combat Electrocution of Falcons

 Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the......Read More

24

Apr

Global Gathering of Scientists Learn about UAE’s Success in Conservation of Endangered Wildlife

Over 100 of the world’s experts in migratory bird species meeting in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2018: The UAE’s efforts in saving endangered species was the centrepiece of the opening of a major conservation......Read More

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