The Rawdat Al Faras Houbara Breeding Centre has received the birds with the aim of establishing a full breeding flock in Qatar.
The strategy is to ensure that there are sustainable, wild populations of the iconic bird across its entire range.
Last year in March an initial 334 Houbara were provided. With this latest addition a significant breeding flock has been established from which to produce chicks for future breeding and release.
In 2013 captive bred birds were provided to Kuwait and Yemen in a co-ordinated attempt at restoring resident,wild populations across the Arabian peninsular. This to reverse the historical decline in numbers through poaching, unregulated hunting and habitat degradation.
Gulf Times 18th February 2014.
Open the Kuwait specials tab at the top of the page and scroll down to see an image of a wild Houbara Bustard I managed to take in November 2009.