Originally a way to obtain food, falconry has evolved to be more associated with conservation, cultural heritage and community engagement. Falconers train, fly and breed the birds developing a bond with them and becoming their main protectors. Present in 60 countries, aspects of the practice may vary but the methods remain similar. Falconers practise in groups. Some travel weeks at a time recounting stories in the evenings. Transmission occurs within families, by apprenticeship, mentoring or training in clubs and schools.
Republic of Korea,
Syrian Arab Republic,
United Arab Emirates
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Credits: Sandy Crichton, director. Nick Fox, participant ; Sandy Crichton, participant ; Javier Ceballos, participant ; Nick Kester, participant ; Jo Oliver, participant. International Wildlife Consultants, United Kingdom, producer. Nick Fox, producer ; Javier Ceballos, producer. United Kingdom, co-producer ; Czech Republic.Ministry of Agriculture, co-producer ; Kazakhstan Media Agency, co-producer.
Rights/Droits: International Wildlife Consultants Ltd (United Kingdom); Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
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