The International Fund for Houbara Conservation reviewed the most prominent figures it recorded during the past year, including the production of more than 60,000 Houbara birds in the Fund’s specialized facilities distributed in Abu Dhabi, Morocco and Kazakhstan, raising the number of Houbara birds that the Fund was able to breed since the start of the breeding program to more than 480,000 birds …. In addition, the Fund launched more than 285,000 birds along the spread of these birds, starting from Morocco in the west to Mongolia in the east.
This came in his annual report 2018-2019, which sheds light on the most important achievements and goals achieved by the Fund over the past year, which confirms the Fund’s established position at the global level in the conservation efforts of species.
The report highlights the significant development achieved by the Fund in the fields of education, international cooperation and scientific research, in addition to programs for captive breeding and wild birds release in line with the Fund’s goals in ensuring a sustainable future for Houbara birds.
As one of the largest species conservation projects, the Fund works to support joint international action. The Fund launched joint cooperation programs with Russia, Spain and India to protect endangered species. The Fund is currently implementing joint programs with 22 countries, leading relevant scientific research efforts at the global level.
Locally, the Fund continues to redouble its awareness-raising efforts and work with the next generation of people interested in preserving nature through the educational program to conserve species: the Houbara model, which is a multi-faceted educational program launched in 2018 in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education and Knowledge in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and has been put forward The program is part of the national curriculum in the same year. Over the past 12 months, the program has registered more than 36,000 students from 40 schools across the emirates.
The fund team also trained more than 150 teachers and more than 300 coordinators on how to implement the program in various educational materials. The Fund cooperated with the Education and Knowledge Department and Reneco International Wildlife Consultancy to launch the Emirati talent development and knowledge transfer program in 2019 with the aim of preparing the next generation of people interested in efforts Wildlife Conservation and providing them with practical experience and in-depth understanding of the professional options available to them in the field of species conservation.