Tag: birds

    Preserving and protecting Saudi Arabia’s falcon population

    A burqa is used on a falcon’s face to cover its eyes as sight is their strongest sense. The peregrine falcon is the most predatory aerial bird of all falcon subspecies. Falconry as a traditional sport has become embedded in various cultures worldwide, the result of being practiced globally for 4,000 years. It is a […]

    Kuwait’s EPA opened Jahra Nature Reserve

    The Environment Public Authority (EPA) celebrated Tuesday the official opening of Jahra Nature Reserve to the public, with visits to start from December 22, as reservations can be made through EPA’s official website, Kuna reports. The Chairman and Director General of EPA Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in a press statement that this is […]

    An album with the voices of endangered bird species hit the top of the Australian music chart

    The album of recordings of bird voices was in the top 3 of the leading Australian music chart ARIA, bypassing Drake, Taylor Swift, and Billy Isle. Songs of Disappearance contains 53 short tracks with the most endangered Australian birds. Researchers had to hide for hours in the bushes to record some voices. In particular, the […]

    Visitors flocking to rare bird collection in Riyadh’s Salam Park

    Visitors are flocking to Salam Park’s bird garden, part of Riyadh Season’s 14 zones, where colorful exotic parrots have found a new home. The zone, which opened on Nov. 19, has been well received by visitors, with thousands of people marveling at the winged creatures on display. Visitors can find more than 50 different bird […]

    200 Steppe Eagles spotted in Dhofar

    The Office for Conservation of the Environment at the Diwan of Royal Court recorded the presence of about 200 Steppe Eagles in the Governorate of Dhofar at the beginning of their winter migration to the Sultanate of Oman and a number of neighboring countries. In a statement, the office said: “To enhance biodiversity and provide […]

    Cyclone Shaheen consequences: rare birds are visiting Oman. The country’s deaf community helps in the clean-up operation

    Cyclone Shaheen leveled properties and sent people in Oman running for shelter, but the destructive storm has left a pleasant surprise in its aftermath. Nature enthusiasts are delighting in the arrival of birds that do not usually visit the country, the National News states. Swathes of usually empty land are now filled with water, which […]

    Kurdish environmentalists release vulture back into the wild in Iran

    A Kurdish environmental organization released a vulture back into the wild on September 14, three months after it was found injured on a public street in Paveh, Kermanshah province. Zhiway Pawa Society, a local NGO for environment protection and animal rights, treated the vulture, mending its broken wings. “Some locals found the vulture on a […]

    UAE conservation fund saves thousands of falcons, raptors from electrocution

    The Mohamed Bin Zayed Raptor Conservation Fund has been able to successfully tackle the problems of electrocution of raptors by power lines and conserve their habitats, a top official said. Three projects supported the restoration of the birds of prey and their habitats, Khaleejtimes reports. The Fund was created in April 2018 by His Highness […]

    IFHC and the Emirates Schools Establishment published a book to celebrate the work of UAE young conservationists

    The International Fund for Houbara Conservation (IFHC) and the Emirates Schools Establishment (ESE) announced the 2021 Young Conservationist Authors competition winners. The work of the fifteen winning teams of students from schools across the UAE has been published in a book, “Stories from our Environment,” unveiled at the Abu Dhabi Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX). […]

    Hundreds of migratory birds died because of collisions with glass skyscrapers in New York

    Hundreds of migratory birds collided with glass skyscrapers in flight were reported dead in New York last week, Dezeen reports. During the day, birds are confused by the sky’s reflection in the glass facades of skyscrapers, and at night they are disoriented by a bright light in the windows. On the morning of September 14, […]