Saudis donate falcons to protect rare breed

Saudis donate falcons to protect rare breed
Through the “Hadad” program, the Saudi Falcons Club aims to make falconry sustainable. (SPA)
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Updated 13 November 2020

Saudis donate falcons to protect rare breed

Saudis donate falcons to protect rare breed

RIYADH: A Saudi citizen and his son have donated a group of falcons to the “Hadad” program to return them to their natural habitats.
Falconer Faleh Al-Oudwani and his son Nasser said that they provided the falcons to donate to the program to ensure that the birds bred, contributing to protecting the future of the species, safeguarding their environment and the ecological balance.
Nasser confirmed that he would donate 10 of his falcons to the program. He commended the initiative and its strategic goals, as he managed to acquire more than 20 falcons with a value of approximately SR1.5 million ($400,000), and said that donating his falcons would help ensure falconry’s sustainability and transmission to future generations.
Through the “Hadad” program, the Saudi Falcons Club aims to make falconry sustainable and to release Shaheen (Peregrine) falcons into the wild habitat, to preserve the rare breed and strengthen the Kingdom’s pioneering role in protecting the environment and wildlife.


Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
Updated 19 January 2021

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims

Saudi royals offer condolences to Indonesia’s quake victims
  • At least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced

RIYADH: The Saudi King and Crown Prince have offered their condolences to President Joko Widodo of Indonesia after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit Sulawesi island on Friday, state news agency SPA reported.

According to the disaster mitigation agency (BNPB) at least 56 people were killed and 820 injured in the quake that left 15,000 people displaced.

King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman offered their sympathy to the families of those killed and wished a speedy recovery for the injured.