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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 - 2019

42,174

Asian Houbara

22,142

North African Houbara

64,316

Houbara total production

News

FLYING THE FLAG FOR MIDDLE EAST CONSERVATION! IFHC TO SHARE HOUBARA SUCCESS STORY AT EARTH OPTIMISM DIGITAL SUMMIT 2020

FLYING THE FLAG FOR MIDDLE EAST CONSERVATION! IFHC TO SHARE HOUBARA SUCCESS STORY AT EARTH OPTIMISM DIGITAL SUMMIT 2020 Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation Fund is the only regional entity to participate in......Read More

ABU DHABI AND INDIA COLLABORATE TO SAVE THE GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD AND LESSER FLORICAN FROM EXTINCTION

ABU DHABI AND INDIA COLLABORATE TO SAVE THE GREAT INDIAN BUSTARD AND LESSER FLORICAN FROM EXTINCTION International Fund for Houbara Conservation’s expertise will be a crucial element in Wildlife Institute of India efforts to......Read More

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