Houbara Management Group Inc.

Is a team of experts specialized in the ex-situ and in-situ management of Houbara bustards. We are the first organization of its kind with experts and leading consultants from around the globe providing complete solutions in the field of consultancy and management of Houbara bustard captive breeding, conservation biology and re-introduction programs. Our teams of experts are highly professional and experienced offering reliable and flexible services to satisfy the needs of the clients. We also have at hand as associates, a group of experienced Veterinarians, Geneticists, Biologists, Technicians and Bird Keepers for successful execution of projects. As a professional organization we recruit, train and certify host country personnel.

Our Scope of work includes:

  • 1. Feasibility Study
  • 2. Design and Layout
  • 3. Tendering of the Project
  • 4. Procurement and Supply
  • 5. Technical know-how and Support
  • 6. Construction Management of the Project
  • 7. Supervision of installation of equipment
  • 8. Supervision of the Project
  • 9. Commissioning of the Project
  • 10. Recruitment, Training and Certifications of staff

Our methodology

We work closely with our clients to meet their needs, budgets, expectations and vision for the project.
We use the latest modern techniques, science, engineering and equipment to ensure success of project.
We offer turnkey services from conception to execution to management and operation

Why us ?

• An excellent team of scientist, managers and qualified professionals with expertise in delivering a wide range of services. • Excellent experience translating scientific ideas into tangible technology • Continuous R&D to enhance production quality and efficiency • Innovative and flexible approach • Offer turnkey projects • Cost effective services and accountability

Our Team

Sami Jamil Jadallah, Jurist Doctor International Business Development

International legal and business consultant with experience in the USA, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Europe and Morocco. Founder and Director of several businesses in Technology, Construction, Transportation, Hotels, Marine safety and Wildlife Management. Founder and Director of several businesses in consultancy and services. Graduated from Indiana University with BA (1972), Master of Public and Environmental Affairs (1974) and Jurist Doctor in 1977. Twenty years serving as Trustee, Secretary General and Managing Director of HRH Prince Sultan International Foundation for Conservation and Development of Wildlife, Morocco. Responsible for taking an “idea” into a leading and internationally recognized Houbara breeding and scientific organization.

Dr. James N. Petitte Professor of Biotechnology and Developmental Biology, Department of Poultry Science, North Carolina State University.

He was awarded a Ph.D. in Animal and Poultry Reproduction from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada in 1986. During the last 20 years, Dr. Petitte has focused on the applications of biotechnology to avian systems. His current research focuses on the biology of avian primordial germ cells and its application to advanced reproductive technologies in poultry and endangered species of birds. He has considerable experience in breeding different species of birds and has consulted on the application of lighting programs and advanced technologies as applied to the Houbara Bustard.

Dr. Samuel E. Aggrey Professor, NutriGenomics/Functional Genomics & Bioinformatics, Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia.

Scientist with experience establishing, synthesizing and communicating breeding and genetics science. Work includes breeding and genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, development of genome based nutrition and conservation genetics. Academic and industry research partner. Skilled in conducting academic and applied research, mentoring and instructing scientists, strategic planning, and managing regional projects. Collaborative, strong communicator and presenter, with outstanding data analysis and problem solving expertise.

Dr. Paul E. Mozdziak Professor, Nutritional Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Poultry science, North Carolina State University.

Received his PhD from University of Wisconsin in 1994. He has numerous publications on molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology in poultry. An expert on animal cell culture techniques, he has recently focused his attention on avian embryonic stem cells, the application of avian germ cell biology to avian reproduction, and transgenic animals.

Dr. Yousef Saleh Al-Hafedh Director, Centre of Excellence for Wildlife Research, King AbdulAziz City for Science & Technology, Riyadh, KSA.

Expert in Breeding and Genetics. Received his PhD from University of Guelph, Canada in 1994. He is Research Professor at King AbdulAziz City for Science and Technology, Riyadh and a Consultant to the President of Saudi Wildlife Authority. He is closely associated with captive Houbara Bustard breeding projects in Saudi Arabia and North Africa.

Dr. Samuel N. Nahashon, Professor, Dept. of Agricultural sciences, Tennessee State University.

Earned his Phd from Oregon State University in 1994. Leading international professional consultant on many projects in USA, Kenya, Morocco, Ghana, New Zealand and American Samoa. His focus is on evaluation of nutritional, genetic and management practices for improving production efficiency and functional genomics regulating growth, production and reproduction in birds.

Dr. Faouzi Kichou Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public health, Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco

Veterinary pathologist at the Department of Veterinary Pathology and Public Health. Expert at the national level for histopathological diagnosis of diseases in domestic and wild species. Member of the epidemiosurveillance committee instituted by the Moroccan ministry of agriculture, since 1996. Consultant to Prince Sultan International Foundation for Conservation and Development of Wildlife.

Dr. Subhash C. Krishnan Director of Breeding and Research, International Foundation for Conservation and Development of Wildlife.

Veterinary graduate from Kerala Veterinary College, India. Earned his Master’s degree in Livestock Production and Management and PG diploma in Zoo and wild animal health care and management. From 2006, he is exclusively involved in the captive breeding and conservation of Houbara Bustrads in Morocco.

Our services

1. Provide comprehensive strategies for ex-situ and in-situ conservation of the Houbara bustard which includes,

  • Conservation biology
  • Captive breeding
  • Reintroduction

2. Offers consultancy service for Houbara Bustard captive breeding projects from concept to completion to management and operation.

  • Architectural designs for the project
  • Supply of all infrastructural materials and equipment’s
  • Construction of approved designs
  • Staffing of projects
  • Professional management and technical expertise to manage existing and new projects successfully

3. Management of Captive Houbara Bustard breeding centers

  • Profound knowledge on artificial reproduction techniques of North African and Asian species
  • Experienced in outdoor and indoor systems of breeding
  • Team of veterinarians, geneticists, nutritionists and technicians to supervise breeding, rearing, health care, diet and bio security
  • Fully developed software to manage database on breeding and rearing
  • Capable of handling breeding projects for other bustards such as Arabian bustard, Kori bustard etc.

4. Research and Development

  • Developed controlled indoor conditions to create two egg-laying cycles in a year
  • Offer expertise on inter-specific germ cell transfer technology
  • Future research scope into orthotopic ovarian transfer and somatic cell nuclear transfer to increase productivity

Adress :
Houbara Management Group Inc.

A Commonwealth of Virginia Corporation.
12707 Hunt Manor Court,
Fairfax, VA 22033, USA
Sami Jamil Jadallah, JD
Cell Int: + 212-6-73-74-76-77
Visit our website: www.houbarateam.com
Email us: info@houbarateam.com