Saudi Gazette report
RIYADH — The Nationwide Middle for Wildlife (NWC) granted the primary official allow for breeding houbara bustard birds in Saudi Arabia to one of many facilities specialised on this area. It’s the first allow of its sort to date, with a validity interval extending to at least one yr, topic to renewal. The undertaking goals to supply 15,000 houbara birds by the yr 2026.
With this initiative, NWC goals to speed up Saudi Arabia’s want for breeding of houbara bustards with the participation of personal sector establishments and contributing on to offering options to extend their numbers in a scientific and systematic method. This contributes positively to elevating the extent of environmental steadiness whereas enhancing biodiversity within the Kingdom. It’s anticipated that the approaching interval will witness the granting of extra related licenses.
In the meantime, the middle that obtained the license acknowledged that it’s going to work in accordance with scientific controls and by specialised Saudi competencies with high-quality requirements. It goals to supply 15000 houbara birds by the yr 2026, particularly because it possesses intensive expertise on this area. The undertaking will probably be carried out on an space masking 500,000 sq. meters, which offers a extra very best atmosphere for the discharge of captive-bred houbara into protected areas.
On the identical time, it’s involved with getting ready Houbara birds even after their launch to make sure the standard of the product and to take care of its conformity with the necessities set by the NWC. It’s noteworthy that the Nationwide Middle for Wildlife works to guard, develop and resettle ecosystems and biodiversity, along with treating dangers associated to wildlife.