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27 February 2024

Breeding programme for endangered species


The President's Private Department is currently implementing an ambitious programme for breeding of several endangered species, including llama, vicuna, African Oryx, Arabian Tahr, blue sheep, wild goat and different species of gazelle, according to the Department's Chairman Mubarak Saeed Al Ahbabi.

Speaking during the First International Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds, which concluded on Saturday night at Emirates Palace hotel, Al Ahbabi said the programme was being supported by the President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

He said breeding of the endangered species will be conducted via traditional methods.

Abdul Jalil Al Bulooki, Director General of the Natural Reserves Management at the President's Private Department, said they were satisfied with the findings of a 30-month experimental research conducted at the Department's laboratories to produce houbara chicks from chimeric birds.