Qatar is set on establishing two projects to protect the environment and wildlife in the Chinese province of "Xinjiang", one for the propagation of the Saker Falcon of both types (white and blond), and other one for breeding of Asian Houbara Bustard bird.
Qatari Minister of Environment Ahmad Al-Humaidi said that "the State of Qatar has great interest and care for the environment , especially those items that have great value in the heritage of the Gulf and Qatar such as falcons.
Al-Humaidi made his remarks in meeting with a delegation from the "Xinjiang" province in Doha to discuss the arrangements for the establishment of the two projects.
The two projects are consistent with the vision of Qatar in 2030, which aimed at the sustainability of the environment and natural elements, as part of efforts by the State represented by the Office of the foreign reserves at the Ministry of the Environment to support regional and international efforts to protect the nature and development of endangered wildlife and protect their natural habitats.
During the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the two projects, the "Xinjiang" province Chinese officials expressed sincere thanks to the State of Qatar, its leadership, government, and people, for the great interest in the environment and efforts to preserve it.
"The establishment of these two centers, which will have a positive impact in maintaining the sustainability of these types of birds is critical for the protection of rare species threatened with extinction on a global level," the Chinese delegation said.
All the studies and research that will take place in these centers in the future will contribute directly to the enrichment of knowledge for several generations to come, the delegation noted.