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Falconry, a Living Human Heritage

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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.

on this subject: Nomination File/Dossier de candidature

Place/region: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Morocco, Pakistan, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Production and personalities:
Director: Sandy Crichton
Participant: Nick Fox, Sandy Crichton, Javier Ceballos, Nick Kester, Jo Oliver
Publisher: International Wildlife Consultants, United Kingdom
Producer: Nick Fox, Javier Ceballos Sponsor: United Kingdom; Czech Republic.Ministry of Agriculture; Kazakhstan Media Agency
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Rights: International Wildlife Consultants Ltd (United Kingdom); Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority

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