Mohammad Bin Ahmad Al Bowardi , Minister of State for Defence Affairs and deputy chairman of the IFHC
, said the IFHC
has managed to produce more than 400,000 birds and more than 300,000 birds have been released in the wild so far.
Protection of the houbara bustards was also the focus of a new five-year education plan unveiled by the IFHC
and the Abu Dhabi Education Council on November 16 this year.
The law stipulates that the IFHC
will be a public authority with the status of a corporate body and will enjoy financial and administrative autonomy.
In the past three years, the partnership between the two organisations has led to the successful relocation and integration into the wild of more than 3,000 Houbara across the world, said a press release issued by Etihad and IFHC
Mohamed Al Bowardi, Deputy Chairman of the IFHC
Board, said: "It is with great joy that we welcome the Kingdom of Jordan as the latest country in the region to join the programme to restore the Houbara to its traditional place at the heart of Arabia.
Over 48,200 houbara have been bred this year, under the IFHC
's captive breeding and release programme, it announced today (Wednesday).
Speaking on the occasion, Mohammed Saleh Al Baidani, Director-General of IFHC
, said: "While this is the first of many thousands of chicks we will be breeding this year, it is still a special moment to savour.
Mohammed Al Bowardi, Deputy Chairman of the IFHC
Board, said: "This is a ground-breaking move in the history of houbara conservation.
This year's IFHC
production programme included 25,588 Asian houbara bustards, marking a 23 per cent increase in comparison to the previous season.
ras al khaimah -- Shaikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah, on Friday witnessed the release of 48 captive-bred houbara bustards in the Banyan Tree Al Wadi, by the Ras Al Khaimah Environmental Protection and Development Authority (EPDA-RAK) in collaboration with the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC
The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC
) is once again showcasing some of the endangered birds who are free to roam around the two-storey stand at the exhibition.
42 Asian Houbara were on Wednesday released into the wild by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC
), in recognition of the National Day in the UAE.