Third International Scientific and Practical Conference “Eagles of the Palearctic: Study and Conservation”

Raptors Conservation. Suppl. 2. Proceedings of Conferences

Hadad Ppproject: Migratory Falcons Reintroduction in the Kyrgyz Republic

Momunaliev K. (World Nomad Union, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic)

Kadyr Momunaliev
Recommended citation: Momunaliev K. Hadad Ppproject: Migratory Falcons Reintroduction in the Kyrgyz Republic. – Raptors Conservation. 2023. S2: 475–476. DOI: 10.19074/1814-8654-2023-2-475-476 URL:

The Hadad international project in Kyrgyz is implementing in accordance with the program of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dedicated to 'brighter future for the environmental efforts and conservation projects'. This project is pursuing balanced and smooth reintroduction process of migratory falcons in order to restore sustainable biodiversity in Central Asian region. Through the joint efforts of the two teams, we established a base for transporting of 115 falcons from Saudi Arabia to the Kyrgyz Republic. Upon arrival, the birds are going to be released into the wild under a specially developed reintroduction protocol. Preliminary expeditions to the nesting habitats of falcons and studies of different factors such as feeding base and anthropogenic threats have been conducted, and the preffered landscape for the Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug) was described to make the release process as successful as possible.

Along with technical activities, scientific tasks are carried out as well both accomplished and planned for the future. Some of them are listed below:
1) reintroduction approaches and methods,
2) DNA analysis,
3) study of migration routs of the released falcons (to be analyzed by means of satellite tracking),
4) local falcons population distribution,
5) development of soft rehabilitation period and training process methodology,
6) using innovative GIS computer technologies to store and present observation data.

Saker Falcon (Falco cherrug). Photo by E. Schnayder.