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hou·ba·ra

 (ho͞o-bär′ə)
n.
Either of two large bustards, Chlamydotis undulata of southwest Asia or C. macqueenii of North Africa and the Canary Islands, having a brown and white body and black and white plumes visible on the head and throat during the courtship display.

[Arabic ḥubārā; akin to Persian ḥōbara.]
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300,000 houbara bustard bred in captivity released into their natural habitat
Al Ain Zoo educating children on Houbara conservation.- Supplied photo
BAHAWALPUR -- Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies (CIDS), the Islamia University of Bahawalpur organized seed broadcast activity in Cholistan desert in collaboration with Houbara Foundation International (HFI) during recent rains.
BAHAWALPUR: Cholistan Institute of Desert Studies (CIDS), the Islamia University of Bahawalpur organized seed broadcast activity in Cholistan desert in collaboration with Houbara Foundation International (HFI) during recent rains.
These birds include houbara bustards, cranes, teals, pintails, mallards, geese, spoonbills, waders, and pelicans.Illegal and licensed huntingArab royals frequently visit Pakistan at the invitation of local politicians and government officials, who arrange hunting safaris for them.
KARACHI -- The federal government has issued at least 13 special permits to members of the royal families of Gulf states to hunt internationally protected bird houbara bustard in Sindh during the 2018-19 hunting season, according to sources.
LAHORE -- The process of taking fees from the foreign hunters willing to hunt houbara bustard in Pakistan has been restored with an objective to use the revenue for the development of the remote areas.
' Houbara can't stay in severe coldness and Pakistan's climate is ideally suitable for them especially during winter season,' he said, adding all arid areas in Pakistan including DI Khan, D.G Khan, Rahimyar Khan are Houbara's winter habitats where sufficient flora, insects and weeds are now available for its breading.
Rahim Yar Khan -- In the presence of UAE Embassy in Islamabad and representatives of Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) Abu Dhabi and officials of Forest, Wildlife and Fisheries Department of the Punjab province and Pakistani media, the UAE released 1,000 Houbara birds in Rahim Yar Khan as part of its constant pursuit and efforts of preservation, and an achievement of the United Arab Emirates.
LAHORE -- The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday sought replies from the federal and provincial governments on petitions questioning hunting of Houbara Bustard and the permits issued to foreign dignitaries.
Summary: Lahore [Pakistan], Feb 1 (ANI): The Lahore High Court has withdrawn the ban on hunting of an endangered migratory bird houbara bustard.
Bahawalpur -- International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) Abu Dhabi and Houbara Foundation International Pakistan jointly released 150 captive bred Houbara Bustard in the Cholistan Desert.