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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

The 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

Playing for change: nature-themed virtual escape room game launches to encourage conservation efforts

Connect with Nature and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) use gamification to help boost awareness around sustainability amongst youth in the UAE Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – October 04, 2020: On World......Read More

ABU DHABI RECORDS SPECIES CONSERVATION WORLD’S FIRST WITH HISTORIC BIRTH OF ARABIAN BUSTARD VIA IVF

Milestone birth is significant step in saving species listed as ‘Near Threatened’ Paves way for the return of Arabian bustard to the southwestern Arabian Peninsula Landmark project spotlights Abu Dhabi’s......Read More

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