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Title : Houbara Bustard Nest Discovered in Jordan Thanks to IFHC and RSCN Conservation Efforts

Date : 15/05/2016

Description : Houbara Bustard Nest Discovered in Jordan Thanks to IFHC and RSCN Conservation Efforts Nest is the first to be found following the release of 800 captive bred Houbara in Jordan, highlighting the success of the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Houbara......Read More


Title : IFHC Gathers Support for its Cause at ADIHEX

Date : 12/09/2015

Description : IFHC Gathers Support for its Cause at ADIHEX Political dignitaries from the UAE and Kazakhstan, and other supporters, turn out in force to visit IFHC’s stand at ADIHEX to learn more about the conservation efforts of the......Read More


Title : IFHC Announces Annual Breeding Figures at ADIHEX 2015

Date : 09/09/2015

Description : IFHC Announces Annual Breeding Figures at ADIHEX 2015 A record of over 48,000 captive bred Houbara have been reared by the IFHC this year Abu Dhabi, 09 September 2015:The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), part of Abu......Read More


Title : IFHC Hosts Workshops to Raise Awareness of Houbara Conservation Among Falconers

Date : 10/09/2015

Description : IFHCHosts Workshops to Raise Awareness of Houbara Conservation Among Falconers Workshops will run twice daily as part of Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). Abu Dhabi, 10 September 2015:The International......Read More


Title : IFHC Celebrates World Migratory Bird Day

Date : 10/05/2015

Description : IFHC Celebrates World Migratory Bird Day Conservation Fund gathers stakeholders, staff and school students for a day of fun filled educational activities Abu Dhabi, XX May 2015:The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)......Read More


Title : Introduction

Date : 11/08/2016

Description : International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) is a global organisation dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the Houbara bustard, a vulnerable bird. The Fund oversees an extensive network of affiliated global Houbara bustard......Read More


Title : Vision & Mission

Date : 11/08/2016

Description : Vision A sustainable future for the Houbara bustard Mission To conserve the Houbara bustard through captive breeding and release and promotion of sustainable practices across the board, and in particular in relation to falconry...Read More


Title : History

Date : 11/08/2016

Description : Migratory and resident populations of Houbara bustard have long existed on the Arabian Peninsula, where for centuries they played an important role in the survival of the indigenous people who lived in the harsh desert climate. Owing to the practice......Read More


Title : Survival Rates

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : Of the North African Houbara released in Morocco since the programme began in 1998 the survival rate at one year after release, measured in protected areas outside hunting pressure, has reached 67 per cent. Historic data also indicates......Read More


Title : Monitoring

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : Improved monitoring, in both the technology used and census methods employed, and the overall number of birds tagged and tracked has increased the accuracy of post-release monitoring....Read More


Title : Socio-Economic Activity

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : In addition to creating employment opportunities, IFHC also supports local infrastructure development. Since the programme began, the Abu Dhabi government initiative has built roads, bridges, airports, hospitals, mosques, schools, colleges,......Read More


Title : Scientific Knowledge

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : In addition to communication campaigns, IFHC undertakes public education activity ranging from school visits to farm worker outreach. Educating people about the ecological role of the Houbara and why it is important to conserve the endangered......Read More


Title : National Avian Research Centre (NARC)

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : NARC’s core business is the captive breeding and release of Asian Houbara. The first captive-bred chicks were produced at the centre in 1996 and the first captive-bred Houbara were released into the wild in 2004. Subsequently, the number of......Read More


Title : Release

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : A total of 1,292 Asian Houbara were released in the UAE during the 2011/12 season. •The birds were released at 8 sites across Abu Dhabi. •All birds released were tagged. 108 were also fitted with transmitters (82 VHF and 26 with......Read More


Title : Ecology and Conservation

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : •Ecologists monitored 287 Houbara from all generations released in the UAE. •With the growing number of Houbara set for release, habitat surveys have indicated a number of additional sites suitable for future releases. •Ecologists conducted......Read More


Title : Kingdom of Morocco

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : In March 2012 more than 5,000 Asian Houbara bred in Morocco were flown to Abu Dhabi. The flock had been developed in a separate area, away from any North African Houbara, over a number of years in order that a complete breeding flock was available......Read More


Title : North African Houbara

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : 17,262 North African Houbara were produced in 2012 bringing the total number to 90,996 North African Houbara since the breeding programme began in 1997.). ...Read More


Title : Republic of Kazakhstan

Date : 12/08/2016

Description : Temporary buildings were erected in Shayan, near Shymkent in 2008 and an initial flock of 107 Asian Houbara, from an initial egg collection in central Kazakhstan, was established. The Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre (SKHBC-KZ) is currently......Read More


Title : Additional Resources

Date : 17/08/2016

Description : This year’s studies were restricted due to civil instability in parts of the country. Two areas – Festivo in the west and Betpak-Dala in central Kazakhstan – were chosen for studies in Houbara density, male displaying and a nest......Read More


Title : First Chick of the Season Named ‘Frekhan’

Date : 18/03/2015

Description : First Chick of the Season Named ‘Frekhan’ IFHC announces the winning name for its first captive bred Houbara of the season in its ‘Name the Chick’ competition  Abu Dhabi, 18 March 2015:The International Fund......Read More


Title : IFHC Calls on Students to Name its First Chick of the Season

Date : 04/03/2015

Description : IFHC Calls on Students to Name its First Chick of the Season Abu Dhabi, 4 March 2015:The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) has launched an exciting new campaign calling on school aged children to name the first chick of the......Read More


Title : IFHC Champions Sustainability at the International Falconry Festival

Date : 10/12/2014

Description : IFHC Champions Sustainability at the International Falconry Festival IFHC Raises Up the Houbara with Education and Awareness Activities Abu Dhabi, 10December 2014:TheInternational Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)will participate at......Read More


Title : IFHC Honours UAE Flag Day at Abu Dhabi Headquarters

Date : 03/11/2014

Description : IFHC Honours UAE Flag Day at Abu Dhabi Headquarters Abu Dhabi, 3rd November 2014:TheInternational Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)paid tribute toFlag Day and the United Arab Emirates today by raising the nation’s flag at its......Read More


Title : Three out of Four Hunters Say Sustainable Hunting is Key for Houbara Survival

Date : 04/02/2014

Description : Three out of Four Hunters Say Sustainable Hunting is Key for Houbara Survival International Fund for Houbara Conservation Survey’s Falconers Regarding Regulations Around the Ancient Cultural Practice Falconers Internationally......Read More


Title : Over 2600 satellite tracking systems used by the UAE to monitorHoubarabustard movements across the globe

Date : 01/11/2016

Description : Over 2600 satellite tracking systems used by the UAE to monitorHoubarabustard movements across the globe Abu Dhabi, …….2016: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation that is based in the Capital, Abu Dhabi, has......Read More


Title : IFHC launches a houbara photography contest

Date : 23/11/2016

Description : IFHC launches a houbara photography contest The International Fund for Houbara Conservation announced the results of the houbara photography contest which was launched at the Fund’s stand in ADIHEX 2016 Abu Dhabi on the Fund’s......Read More


Title : The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) Celebrates the Flag Day

Date : 03/11/2016

Description : Abu Dhabi, 3 November 2016: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) celebrated the Flag Day on November 3rd, by raising the UAE flag over IFHC’s main building in Abu Dhabi. Flag Day signifies our nation’s......Read More


Title : Houbara Fund celebrates the UAE National Environment Day

Date : 06/02/2017

Description : Houbara Fund celebrates the UAE National Environment Day At Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) celebrated the National Environment Day duringSheikh Sultan binZayed......Read More


Title : Over 2600 satellite tracking systems used by the UAE to monitor Houbara bustard movements across the globe

Date : 13/11/2016

Description : Over 2600 satellite tracking systems used by the UAE to monitor Houbara bustard movements across the globe   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation that is based in the Capital, Abu Dhabi, has revealed new discoveries using......Read More


Title : The Houbara Fund participates in the President's Falconry Cup in Abu Dhabi

Date : 23/01/2017

Description : The Houbara Fund participates in the President's Falconry Cup in Abu Dhabi      The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) has partaken in the President's Falconry Cup in Abu Dhabi, where it has......Read More


Title : 45 Houbara bustards released on the 45th UAE National Day

Date : 03/12/2016

Description : 45 Houbara bustards released on the 45th UAE National Day Anniversary   The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) celebrated the UAE 45th national day anniversary in their own style. The IFHC released 45 Houbaras......Read More


Title : A new indicator of houbara breeding in its natural areas was observed in Jordan

Date : 02/07/2017

Description : Within the initiative of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed for the reintroduction of houbara A new indicator of houbara breeding in its natural areas was observed in Jordan The International Fund Houbara Conservation: Current production......Read More


Title : IFHC Celebrates 40 years of SheikhZayed’sVisionof Protecting the Houbara

Date : 19/09/2017

Description : Fund to have special pavilionat ADIHEX 2017 commemorating the milestone The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC)has announced its participation in the upcoming edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian......Read More


Title : IFHC Celebrates Breeding of 367,499Houbara as it Marks 40 Years of Sheikh Zayed’s Vision

Date : 19/09/2017

Description : Breeding across the Fund’s international breeding centersthis year alone exceeded 59,294 Houbara In its continued mission of fulfillingthe vision of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the International Fund for Houbara......Read More


Title : CHAMPIONING HOUBARA CONSERVATION AMONG FALCONERS WITH TECHNOLOGY

Date : 18/12/2017

Description : The International Fund for Houbara Conservation mounts its most technologically advanced educational stand targeting falconers during the fourth International Festival of Falconry in Abu Dhabi.   Abu Dhabi, 7. December 2017: The......Read More


Title : 46 Houbara flying the UAE flag in celebration of National Day

Date : 19/12/2017

Description : 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


Title : First Houbara Chick Welcome in the Year of Zayed

Date : 15/02/2018

Description : 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


Title : The International Fund for Houbara Conservation visits UAEU

Date : 27/02/2018

Description : H.E. Majid Al Mansouri, Member and Rapporteur of the Governing Board of the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), and an accompanying delegation visited on Sunday 25th February 2018 Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering &......Read More


Title : ETIHAD CARGO AND IFHC TRANSPORT VULNERABLE and ENDANGERED BIRDS TO THEIR NATURAL HABITATS

Date : 19/04/2018

Description : Abu Dhabi partnership sees thousands of Houbara bustards transported in last three years    Abu Dhabi, UAE –Etihad Cargo and the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), one of the world’s leading......Read More


Title : Global Gathering of Scientists Learn about UAE’s Success in Conservation of Endangered Wildlife

Date : 24/04/2018

Description : Over 100 of the world’s experts in migratory bird species meeting in Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, 24 April 2018: The UAE’s efforts in saving endangered species was the centrepiece of the opening of a major conservation......Read More


Title : His Highness Establishes New Foundation with $1m Seed Funding to Combat Electrocution of Falcons

Date : 26/04/2018

Description :  Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Foundation to be catalyst for international action Abu Dhabi, 26 April 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the......Read More


Title : Abu Dhabi Signs International MoU to Cooperate on the Conservation of the Threatened Little Bustard

Date : 24/07/2018

Description : International Fund for Houbara Conservation to share its knowledge and experience in species conservation Abu Dhabi, 24 July 2018: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the......Read More


Title : International Fund for Houbara Conservation to Participate at ADIHEX

Date : 10/09/2018

Description : Event will see launch of first book on the natural history of the Asian Houbara bustard The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), one of the world’s leading conservation programmes, will be participating at the upcoming......Read More


Title : First Book on Natural History of the Asian Houbara Unveiled in Abu Dhabi

Date : 28/09/2018

Description : Study uses decades of data and learning from Abu Dhabi’s Houbara Conservation Programme Abu Dhabi, 28 September 2018: Today, in Abu Dhabi, the first major book detailing the natural ecology of the Asian Houbara bustard was unveiled......Read More


Title : Houbara Bustard added to UAE Education Curriculum

Date : 02/10/2018

Description : International Fund for Houbara Conservation and Ministry of Education launch joint initiative to promote conservation education in all UAE schools Abu Dhabi, 2 October 2018: Today in Abu Dhabi, the International Fund for Houbara Conservation......Read More


Title : Record Results for International Fund for Houbara Conservation

Date : 26/09/2018

Description : Fund surpasses landmark milestones in birds produced and those provided for conservation efforts to support wild populations of Houbara bustard Abu Dhabi, 26 September 2018: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) - a leading......Read More


Title : Explore, engage and learn! IFHC gives wings to Experiential Learning at the Mother of the Nation Festival 2019

Date : 11/03/2019

Description : Abu Dhabi, UAE – 11 March, 2019:The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in proactive species conservation, will roll-out a series of interactive experiential learning activities at the forthcoming Mother of......Read More


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

Date : 05/09/2019

Description : 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


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

Date : 23/01/2020

Description : 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


Title : IFHC CEMENTS POSITION AS THE GLOBAL LEADER IN SPECIES CONSERVATION WITH LATEST ANNUAL REPORT

Date : 15/04/2020

Description : Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation Fund records major achievements in breeding, ecology and research, education and international collaboration Abu Dhabi, UAE – 15 April 2020 : The International Fund for......Read More


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

Date : 17/04/2020

Description : International Fund for Houbara Conservation’s expertise will be a crucial element in Wildlife Institute of India efforts to preserve endangered species Abu Dhabi, UAE – 2020 :  The International Fund for Houbara......Read More


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

Date : 20/04/2020

Description : Abu Dhabi-based International Fund for Houbara Conservation Fund is the only regional entity to participate in first-of-its-kind ‘masterclass in saving in the planet’ Session titled ‘View from the Middle East’ airs on......Read More


Title : UAE MINISTRY OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENT AND THE INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR HOUBARA CONSERVATION JOIN FORCES IN GLOBAL DRIVE TO PRESERVE VULNERABLE SPECIES

Date : 21/06/2020

Description : Collaboration will leverage IFHC’s leadership in Houbara conservation to enhance international dialogue Abu Dhabi, UAE – 21 June 2020 : The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC), the global leader in pre-emptive......Read More


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

Date : 21/07/2020

Description : 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


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

Date : 04/10/2020

Description : 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


Title : INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR HOUBARA CONSERVATION SIGNS GROUND-BREAKING FIVE-YEAR MOU WITH ISRAEL NATURE & HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Date : 23/11/2020

Description : INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR HOUBARA CONSERVATION SIGNS GROUND-BREAKING FIVE-YEAR MOU WITH ISRAEL NATURE & HERITAGE FOUNDATION Collaboration on conservation of Asian Houbara bustard and other rare and threatened bird species in......Read More


Title : INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR HOUBARA CONSERVATION MARKS WORLD EDUCATION DAY WITH LAUNCH OF GAME TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ON GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES

Date : 23/01/2021

Description : INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR HOUBARA CONSERVATION MARKS WORLD EDUCATION DAY WITH LAUNCH OF GAME TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ON GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES Dual language ‘Centennial in Review’ follows success of IFHC’s first species......Read More


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