DHULUM: The Saudi Wildlife Commission (SWC) has released three desert houbara bustards that will be monitored via satellite in a study to learn more about their migratory routes.
The birds, which were released at the end of the migratory system, were caught in the northern part of the Kingdom and small rings were placed on their legs so they could be tracked.
Prince Bandar Bin Saud, Secretary General of the SWC, said this study is part of a conservation project to increase the numbers of Asian bustards and complimentary to a captive-breeding program for re-introduction in the natural reserves. The study also complements the program for wildlife conservation among the Gulf Cooperation Council countries, which includes cooperation between SWC and the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in the UAE.
– Okaz/Saudi Gazette