Houbara Breeding


Houbara Breeding

In the spring of 1991 I went to work at the National Wildlife Research Centre, NWRC, Taif Saudi Arabia.

The NWRC is dedicated to many aspects of wildlife research, from Oryx to Houbara Bustard.

I was responsible for the incubation and early stage reading of Houbara.

In 1993 I was asked to design and oversee the construction of a Houbara breeding / research facility in Morocco for HRH Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the Saudi Arabian minister of Defense.

The project was based in Agadir and Houbara eggs were harvested under license from the Moroccan government to form the founder stock.

This project is currently the most successful Houbara breeding facility in the world.

Detail of the project can be seen at www.houbara.com