Monthly Archives: December 2011

Falconry Forum Al Ain started as part of the Second International Festival

Al Ain, 16 Dec. 2011 (WAM) – The official lunching of the Falconry Forum has been launched yesterday in Rotana Hotel – Al Ain as part of the Second International Festival of Falconry activities with the participation of 93 international experts, scientists, researchers and specialists in all issues related to falconry and its current status and future plans developed by the UNESCO for the preservation of falconry and sustainability as human heritage. The first day covered forum’s sessions as the following: Preserving Our Intangible Heritage; Lessons Learned from a Quarter Century of American Efforts, submitted by S, Kent Carnie – Founding Director and Curator (Emeritus), The Archives of Falconry.

Falconry in Italy throughout the Centuries submitted by Patrizia Cimberio.

Research on the Books of Japanese Falconry from the 13th- 16th century submitted byYasukoNihonmatsu Creation of the Middle East Falconry Archive, a Unique Documentary Heritage submitted byPatrick Paillat and Catherine Tsagarakis-Ostrowski The Falconry Heritage Trust submitted by Jevgeni Shergalin. Trapping and Trading in the17th century submitted by Jacques van Gerven Sustainable use of Saker Falcons in Mongolia submitted by Nyambayar Batbayar Wildlife Science and Conservation Center, Mongolia.

Do Falcon hybrids in falconry pose an unacceptably high risk of unnatural genetic introgression to native wild falcon populations’? Submitted by Matthew GageUniversity of East Anglia, UK.

Banned to permitted: New Zealand’s 30 year battle to legalize falconry submitted byNoel Hyde Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, New Zealand.

Developing a sustainable trade of Mongolian Saker Falcons submitted byChoikhand Janchivlamdan Department of Geography, University of Leicester, UK.

The history and evolution of wildlife laws and regulations in the United States, as it applies to falconry submitted by Bill Johnstone.

Sustainable use and raptor conservation submitted by Professor Robert Kenward Chair for Europe of IUCN Sustainable Use Specialist Group.

Illegal trade and the declining Saker Falcon population in Kazakhstan submitted by Dr. Anatoliy Levin Laboratory of Ornithology, Institute of Zoology of Kazakhstan.

Legal controls and the trade of captive-bred falcons for falconry submitted by Mark Ormiston- International Wildlife Consultants, Carmarthen,Wales.

Status and trends in international trade of falcon species submitted by Adrian Reuter TRAFFIC, Mexico.

The Turkish experience of enforcing controls on illegal trappers submitted by Luke Smith – Istanbul University Raptor Research Group, Turkey.

Pest Control in Chile submitted by Christian Gonzales.

Falconry to Fauna Control at the Airports in Brazil submitted by Jorge Sales Lisboa – President ABFPAR.

Using Falcons for Pest Control in new Zealand’s Vineyards: A Unique Option for the Conservation of a Species submitted by Dr Richard Seaton-Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust.

Traditional Arabian Falcon Remedies: History and Significance submitted by Dr. Faris Al-Timimi Clinic, The Cultural Village, Qatar.

Sorting the Wheat from the Chaf: What Falconers Need to Know About The Pre-purchase Veterinary Examination of Falcons submitted by Tom Bailey – International Wildlife Consultants, Carmarthen,Wales.

Update on the Treatment of Aspergillosis in Falcons submitted by Antonio di Somma – Dubai Falcon Hospital.

Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre – Green Balkans Federation submitted by Ivailo Klisurov – Wildlife Rehabilitation and Breeding Centre, Green Balkans Federation Thoughts on the Rehabilitation and Release of Peregrine Falcons in the UK submitted by Dr Gordon T Mellor- University of Bedfordshire, UK.

First Aid for Falconers’ birds submitted by Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller – Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

Vulture Crisis in India submitted by Dr. Vibhu Prakash – Principal Scientist, Director,Bombay Natural History Society India Risk and Prevention of Travel-related Disease in Falconry Birds submitted by Patrick T. Redig – Professor of Avian Medicine and Surgery,Founder and Director Emeritus of The Raptor Center / College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota.

Novel Therapeutic Agents and Treatment Modalities for Falcons submitted by Dirk.JVerwoerd1 and Tom Bailey2- 1South African Falconry Association – International Wildlife Consultants, Carmarthen,Wales.

Dubai Desert Safaris now also Includes falconry show which is basically linking tourism to the wild life and enthusiasm among the general people

Dubai tourism t its boom says paper

The National has published an interesting article about the boom of tourism in DUbai this year. Many people relate the increase in number of tourists in Dubai to the unrest in the Arab world however there is an other factor that can be the main cause of increase in tourism in Dubai and that is the increase of options to see in Dubai.

Dubai is not any more a shopping destination it has matured from mere 2 days shopping to the luxury beach travel desert adventures and also the remarkable Burj Khalifa is attracting a lot of people to come to Dubai.

Even though hordes of tourists gathered around the entrance to the world’s tallest building on a bright, pleasantly warm afternoon in Dubai, tickets were sold out until late into the evening.

The scene this week at the Burj Khalifa reflected the surge in the number of tourists coming into Dubai this year, with visitors coming from a far more diverse range of locations compared with a couple of years ago, when the emirate was largely attracting wealthy travellers from Europe.

The number of hotel guests staying in Dubai increased by 11 per cent in the first three quarters of the year compared with the same period last year, while total revenues increased by 19 per cent to Dh10.96 billion (US$2.98bn), according to figures from the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing

There is also great demand at the desert safari providers in Dubai now one has to book in advace for Dubai desert safari and the prices have also been raised.