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Yemen co-signs project for Houbaras
From Our Abu Dhabi Bureau April 30, 2014
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ABU DHABI: At a ceremony held in Abu Dhabi delegations from the Emirate and the Republic of Yemen signed a cooperation agreement on the conservation of the Houbara bustard on Tuesday.

The 10-year agreement updates the existing Convention on Houbara Conservation and reinforces the historically strong relations that exist between the two parties and extends to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Houbara Reintroduction Project.

It was signed by representatives from Abu Dhabi’s International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) and the Environment Protection Authority, Ministry of Water and Environment of the Republic of Yemen.

The wide-ranging agreement covers cooperation on advancing world-leading ecological studies pioneered by IFHC; developing Houbara reproduction programmes in order to increase their numbers in the Republic of Yemen; establishing natural reserves in Yemen to protect the species; provide training with personnel at the appropriate authorities in Yemen; and advance environmental awareness and education in schools and local communities in Yemen.
 

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