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HISTORY & TRADITIONS - FALCONRY

Zayed Falcon Release Programme completes eight years

Posted on 12/05/2002

The eighth annual release of Saker (Falco cherrug) and Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) falcons, part of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's programme for falcon release, was carried out in April, with the successful release of 102 Saker and Peregrine falcons in Chitral District, north-west frontier province in Pakistan. The release programme was organised under the aegis of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, ERWDA, with support being provided by the Falcon ...  >>MORE

UAE gets cracking on illegal falcon trade

Posted on 07/04/2002

UAE federal authorities are taking stringent measures to control illegal trading in falcons as part of efforts to get a ban imposed on the country last year by the General Secretariat of the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites) fully lifted. The ban was partially lifted at a meeting held at the Secretariat in Geneva last month. A number of actions has been taken by the authorities according to officials at the Environmental Research and Wildlife Agency, ERWDA, the ...  >>MORE

Emirates Falconers Club affirms cultural significance of falconry

Posted on 01/10/2001

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan has reiterated the role of falconry as a significant cultural heritage and legacy. In a statement on the inception of the Emirates Falconers' Club, Sheikh Hamdan said that the cultural significance of falconry has been affirmed by the establishment of the Emirates Falconers' Club. The establishment of the club comes in line with the ...  >>MORE

Falconers' Club to participate in Arab Hunting Show 2001

Posted on 24/09/2001

The newly established Emirates Falconers' Club in Abu Dhabi will participate in the Arab Hunting Show 2001, which will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from September 24 to 27, 2001. The Club, which is chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) will promote its objectives and services during the Show, according to an ERWDA press release issued today. The ...  >>MORE

75 falcons released under Zayed Falcon Release project

Posted on 01/05/2001

For the seventh successive year, the annual release of Saker (Falco cherrug) and Peregrine (Falco peregrinus) falcons, part of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's programme for falcon release continued, with the release of 75 Saker and Peregrine falcons in Pakistan. The release programme took place on the directions of H.H. President Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and with the support of the Chairman of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), ...  >>MORE

ERWDA releases 55 houbara

Posted on 22/04/2001

Inspired by the President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's keenness on wildlife development and conservation of the endangered species, the National Avian Research Centre (NARC) of the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), released for the first time 55 houbara bustard back to the wild -outside UAE- in the Cholistan desert, Pakistan. Prior releases of rehabilitated houbara bustards have taken place locally in 1999 and 2000, when 17 and 28 houbara were ...  >>MORE

Visitors flock to watch falcon show

Posted on 13/03/2001

Huge crowds gather every evening at the Heritage Village site in Shindagha to watch falconry demonstrations. The event takes place daily between 4pm and 11pm. "Through promoting falconry at the Shindagha heritage sites, we aim to educate and raise public awareness of these birds of prey which have been an essential part of the bedouin's life," said DTCM Director, Operations and Marketing, Mohammed Khamis Bin Hareb. "In old days, falconry was practised for supplementing the sparse diet of ...  >>MORE

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