Why Pakistan lets Arab bigwigs set falcons on rare birds

The Asian houbara is an unlikely diplomatic asset. An elusive, desert-dwelling bird, its expression suggests bad temper rather than entente.

The Economist

 

Last updated on 24 April 2019

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Bahrain
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
Region: 
South-West Asia
Threats: 
Unsustainable hunting and trapping
Species: 
Chlamydotis macqueenii
Species group: 
Birds