Kazakhstan

Republic of Kazakhstan

Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre-Kazakhstan (SKHBC-Kz)

Kazakhstan is one of the most important area for the future of the Asian Houbara as home to 80% of the wild breeding population. Abu Dhabi has collaborated with Kazakhstan since 1994, conducting common field studies. This long-standing collaboration resulted in the establishment of the Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre-Kazakhstan in Shyann, near Shymkent, in the south of Kazakhstan, which will have capacity to breed 15,000 Houbara chicks annually.

Important Milestones in the Conservation of Asian Houbara in Kazakhstan

1994 The first field studies are carried out  in partnership between scientists from NARC and their colleagues in Kazakhstan.

2008 Work begins on constructing temporary facilities at Shymkent to initiate a viable breeding flock.

2009 The establishment of a breeding flock of 733 Houbara.

2010 Production of the first (18) Asian Houbara.

2011 Construction begins on the main centre buildings.

2014 Abu Dhabi and Kazakhstan sign cooperation agreement to preserve Houbara.

2019 Construction of the main centre buildings are complete.

 




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