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رغبة منا بالتعرف على مستوى رضاكم عن موقعنا وبهدف تطويره وتحسينه، فقد قمنا بتصميم استبيان سريع لقياس مدى الرضا عن موقع دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة روعي في تصميم الاستبيان أن يكون قصيرا وسريعا كي لا نطيل عليكم، وعليه نرجو منكم التكرم باستكماله عن طريق الرابط التالي
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42 iconic Houbara Bustards tagged with UAE colors fly high for Al Dhaheri

posted on 28/11/2013: 1852 views


42 Asian Houbara were yesterday released into the wild by the International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) in recognition of National Day in the UAE.

The number of birds released represents one for each year since the country was united in 1971 and is a celebration of national pride in the success of a project inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed, made a reality through the leadership of the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. To mark the occasion, the birds were given special ring tags in the colors of the UAE

Mohamed Saleh Al Badoni, Director-General of IFHC, said, "The release of 42 iconic Houbara into the wild truly symbolizes the Spirit of the Union. The programme to conserve the Houbara for future generations is derived from the passion of the late Sheikh Zayed, while the commitment of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa is ensuring that the Houbara will remain at the heart of our national identity for future generations. Their vision and leadership has placed the Houbara programme at the forefront of progress in the field of conservation and all Emiratis should be immensely proud of what has been achieved. The birds we released yesterday have UAE colored rings so they are literally flying the flag for the UAE" 30 children from two local schools were on hand to witness the release of the iconic Houbara near Sheehan, Abu Dhabi. They were 15 boys and 15 girls, Grade 5 students from Al Asana School for Boys and Al Aliya School for Girls. As well as witnessing the release of the Houbara into the wild, the children also learnt about the cultural and scientific importance of the bird, took part in the Houbara Quiz and were treated to traditional food.

Al Badoni added, "The attendance of local children at the celebration is vitally important. They are the future generation of Emiratis who will benefit from the legacy being provided by Sheikh Khalifa, and bestowing Sheikh Zayed's passion for education and the natural world will help ensure the progress we have made will continue into the future." The released birds were bred at the National Avian Research Centre (NARC), one of four centers managed by IFHC around the world as part of a major, international conservation project. The ground-breaking work carried out by IFHC in the breeding and release of the Houbara means the UAE is leading the way in the sustainable conservation of species. The birds released yesterday are part of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Houbara Reintroduction Project to restore a sustainable wild population of a bird synonymous with local culture and traditions to the UAE – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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