UAE Falcon Release Program Sets 86 Falcons Free in Kazakhstan

  • Publish date: Thursday، 22 April 2021
UAE Falcon Release Program Sets 86 Falcons Free in Kazakhstan
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Flacons are popular animals in the UAE and has always been the locals companion. His Highness the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the first president of the UAE launched a Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Program in 1995 and was initially launched to release wild falcons back to the nature to preserve the natural falcon population.

The Sheikh Zayed Falcon Release Program is ack this year in Kazakhstan, to release 86 falcons, including 51 Peregrine and 35 Sakr falcons, this marks the eternal legacy of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

The program is supervised by EAD, in partnership with the International Fund for the Conservation of Houbara (IFCH) who oversees the technical and field aspects, and the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital (ADFH) who undertakes the provision of veterinary services.

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11 falcons were fitted with satellite-tracking devices, powered by solar energy, which will monitor survival, propagation rates and traditional migratory routes, and accordingly gather important data. It will also collect scientific data that will help develop methods for preparation, training and release in this session.

The program has continued to annually encourage all falconers and wildlife enthusiasts to participate with wild falcons including Sakr falcons and Peregrine and urges them to deliver them to the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital after the end of the hunting season or at any time of the year. Once the falcons are returned, they are examined, rehabilitated, and released in accordance with the scientific regulations and protocols used to enhance wildlife and support falcon’s conservation efforts in their natural habitats.