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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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Production 2016

32,337

UAE

21,244

Morocco

1,643

Kazakhstan

Who We Are Who

International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) is a global organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Houbara bustard, a...

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Vision Vision & Mission

To conserve the Houbara bustard through captive breeding and release and promotion of sustainable practices across the board, and in particularly in...

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Recent News

02

Jul

A new indicator of houbara breeding in its natural areas was observed in Jordan

Within the initiative of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed for the reintroduction of houbara A new indicator of houbara breeding in its natural areas was observed in Jordan The International Fund Houbara Conservation: Current production......Read More

06

Feb

Houbara Fund celebrates the UAE National Environment Day

Houbara Fund celebrates the UAE National Environment Day At Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) celebrated the National Environment Day duringSheikh Sultan binZayed......Read More

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