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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 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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Production 2017

34,532

UAE

22,204

Morocco

1,668

Kazakhstan

Recent News

15

Feb

First Houbara Chick Welcome in the Year of Zayed

The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), one of the world’s leading conservation programmes, has today announced the hatching of its first captive-bred Asian Houbara chick of the 2018 breeding season. The chick hatched on 27......Read More

19

Dec

46 Houbara flying the UAE flag in celebration of National Day

Largest number of birds released during UAE National Day by International Fund for Houbara Conservation   Abu Dhabi, 2. December 2017: In celebration of the 46thUAE National Day, the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)......Read More

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