Wild Life: Issuing The First Permist for Breeding Houbara in the Kingdom
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“The National Center for Wildlife has granted the first official permit for the production of Houbara in the Kingdom to a specialized center in this field. This is the first permit of its kind to date, with a validity period extendable for one year.
The center aims, through this step, to accelerate meeting the Kingdom’s need for falcons by involving national private sector institutions and their direct contribution to providing scientific and systematic solutions to increase the population of wildlife. This is an endeavor that will positively contribute to enhancing environmental balance and improving biodiversity in the Kingdom.
It is expected that in the coming period, more similar licenses will be granted due to the increased interest from the private sector in centers for breeding targeted wildlife species such as Houbara and other wildlife species.
The entity that obtained the license stated that it operates according to scientific standards and with highly qualified Saudi competencies, aiming to produce 15,000 Houbara by 2026, especially with its extensive experience in wildlife breeding and a project area exceeding 500,000 square meters, providing an ideal environment for the release and breeding of Houbara. Additionally, it takes care of conditioning the Houbara even after their release to ensure product quality and compliance with the standards set by the National Center for Wildlife.”