ABU DHABI, The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) has participated in the President's Falconry Cup in Abu Dhabi, where it has held an awareness workshop for the falconers competing in this year's championship.

This workshop was organised as part of a seasonal program aligned with the Fund's efforts to enhance the UAE's role in wildlife conservation, sustainability and the preservation of the local culture.

The IFHC continues to work towards reinstating a healthy and sustainable population of Houbara bustard in the wild in accordance with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to preserve the ecological environment related to the culture, heritage and desert physiognomy.

The workshop, which included various discussions and Q&A sessions, was well received by the attendees. Participants also got a first hand look at the Fund's achievements since its establishment in 2006. At the closing of the workshop, attendees received gifts as a token of appreciation for their participation.

The President's Cup for Falconry Hunting is taking place from January 15th to the 27th, in Al Falah District in Abu Dhab The International Fund for Houbara Conservation is tasked with overseeing the conservation and restoration of the wild Houbara populations to numbers that will ensure their long-term preservation, while maintaining a traditional pillar of Arabian heritage -Falconry.

The IFHC includes: National Avian Research Centre (NARC) - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - UAE Emirates Centre for Wildlife Propagation (ECWP) - Kingdom of Morocco Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre (SKHBC-KZ)- Republic of Kazakhstan Sheikh Khalifa Houbara Breeding Centre (SKHBC-AD)-Abu Dhabi-UAE

Source: Emirates News Agency