Abu Dhabi: The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) today announced the launch of its new website in Arabic, English and Russian with a French version to follow in the future.
It is the first website to reflect the global presence of this threatened bird. The launch comes as part of IFHC’s strategy in stepping up Abu Dhabi Government’s efforts to conserve the Houbara bustard all over the world.
Mohammed Saleh Al Baidani, Director General IFHC, said: “As one of the major conservation projects in the world, this is an important step forward to meet our long-term global goal to preserve this precious bird, not only in the UAE but all over the globe. Our aim is to make the Houbara voice stronger and to present IFHC’s history of work in ensuring that sustainable populations of the Houbara species continue to exist in our world for future generations to enjoy.” The website www.houbarafund.org will feature information about the Houbara bustard from across IFHC’s different projects and centres. Information such as up-to-date facts, figures, research papers, photos and the latest news will be available when navigating through the site. The website will also be featuring registration forms for falconers to ask questions and feedback information and anyone can register to receive the IFHC’s regular newsletter. There is also an educational section – Kids’ Corner – featuring games and other interactive features.
“Celebrating the official launch of our website is a very exciting time for us as it shows IFHC’s commitment to achieving President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan ‘s global strategy to protect the Houbara bustard from extinction by breeding and releasing Houbara into the wild across the Houbara range countries, as a continuation of the efforts of the Late Sheikh Zayed’s to establish a captive-breeding and conservation programme,” added Al Baidani.