Over the past four decades, Abu Dhabi’s houbara conservation programme has invested in projects across the species range.
Across three range countries, IFHC’s five breeding and research facilities provide thousands of local jobs through direct employment and in support services for local businesses.
Research opportunities for local scientists and conservationists improve the understanding of local ecosystems and biodiversity which informs sustainable decision making.
Major infrastructure projects, such as roads, schools and irrigation, improve the lives of local people and progresses community social development.
Managed hunting provides a secure income to local communities and addresses the issue of poaching wild houbara, which is a major threat to the species.