The campaign, implemented under the theme ‘Release, reproduction, sustainability’, was headed by Ali bin Khatem al-Mehshadi, chairman of the Qatari Society of Al Gannas, in the presence of Mohamed Abdulatif al-Misnad, vice-chairman of the society, and Faisal bin Abdullah al-Hinzab, Qatar’s ambassador to Azerbaijan
The event was held with the participation of, and in co-ordination with, related scientific and environmental entities in Azerbaijan.
Al-Mehshadi said 58 falcons were released into nature in this edition of the campaign in Azerbaijan after facing some challenges due to the various restrictions and closures imposed in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. This made it difficult to hold the campaign as scheduled in March.
Thanks to the constant efforts of the society, the campaign was eventually carried out and the falcons were released in Azerbaijan, a press statement noted.
The official said this edition of the campaign was carried out in three batches in co-ordination with officials in Azerbaijan. Some of the released falcons were equipped with highly accurate tracking devices, which work with satellites, to follow up on their migration patterns and how they adjust with nature.
Al-Mehshadi said the outcomes are promising based on the data collected so far.
Ambassador al-Hinzab welcomed the Society’s visit to Azerbaijan and expressed his thanks for such an initiative that aims to enhance sustainability as well as the breeding of falcons.
This visit is part of the implementation of a memorandum of understating between the two countries to co-operate in the field of protecting endangered wildlife and preserve the environment, he added.