Saudi Falcon club concludes migratory bird day celebrations

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The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday. (Supplied)
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The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday. (Supplied)
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The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday. (Supplied)
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The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday. (Supplied)
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The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday. (Supplied)
Updated 13 May 2019
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Saudi Falcon club concludes migratory bird day celebrations

  • SFC’s participation in organizing this event came after its registration at global events agenda
  • The prorgam was an awareness exhibition organized by SFC at Riyadh Park Complex

RIYADH: The Saudi Falcons Club (SFC) concluded a two-day “World Migratory Bird Day and the impact on plastic on birds” forum on Monday.
The prorgam was an awareness exhibition organized by SFC at Riyadh Park Complex in the Saudi capital to put the spotlight on the impact of plastic pollution on migratory birds and their habitats which coincided with World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) , in which 53 countries around the world organized 300 awareness and cultural events.
SFC’s participation in organizing this event came after its registration at global events agenda concerned with WMBD, which is supervised by United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
The exhibition included a set of pictures showing migratory birds flights and the danger of plastic pollution on them to stress the need and action against excessive, unnecessary use and detrimental disposal of plastic.
Falcons are part of the migratory birds and are impacted directly by plastic in the environment which obstructs their movements — shown in the exhibition.
Secondary Microplastic, which poisons the land and resources, affects all kinds of migratory birds and the source of food for migratory falcons crossing Saudi Arabia.
SFC aims to raise community awareness about the importance of migratory birds and their role in the ecosystem and be responsible to by reducing plastic usage.
The exhibition was attended by a large number of public visitors and falcon enthusiasts and children who interacted with the exhibition, in particular the signature board on support of minimizing plastic usage.


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.