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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 2018

33,685

Asian Houbara

21,820

North African Houbara

55,505

Houbara total production

Recent News

23

Jan

CONSERVATION BREAKTHROUGH AS CAPTIVE-BRED HOUBARA MIGRATES IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

Data collected on Houbara bred at Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre in Kazakhstan indicates an increase in birds overwintering in Arabian Peninsula IFHC calls on falconers to be vigilant of tagged Houbara and alert......Read More

05

Sep

IFHC AND ZAYED HIGHER ORGANIZATION SIGN STRATEGIC 5-YEAR PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE CONSERVATION EDUCATION

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 5 September 2019:The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in pre-emptive species conservation, signed a strategic five-year partnership with Zayed Higher Organization for People of......Read More

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