International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey
The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey was founded in 1968 by falconers wishing to draw attention to global pressures on raptor populations. The NGO involves falconers in 67 countries who are dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry. Preserving falconry involves maintaining not only the traditional culture that builds practical skills of empathy with animals, but also the conservation of raptors and their prey through preservation of natural habitats. "Falconry, a living human heritage" is inscribed by UNESCO on the the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
We therefore encourage all of falconry’s stakeholders to participate in the context of sustainable use of wildlife. By our involvement in this project we make available the time-honoured skills of the stakeholders to scientific research to ensure the long-term conservation of the saker falcons.
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„Falconry, a living human heritage”
on UNESCO website