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1068 THE ART OF FALCONRY IN A MODERN WORLD

Dr Adrian Lombard, medical doctor, president of the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

The human-bird relationship is integral to the practice of falconry. This course will show how falconry is rooted in animal welfare: falconers are inevitably drawn into conservation of raptors. The first lecture will demonstrate how new technologies have made falconry more accessible to a wider public, allowing a higher standard of practice than ever before. The second lecture will examine the culture of falconry, its history and different styles of practice. 

 

LECTURE TITLES

1.    What is falconry?

2.  Falconry – a global human cultural heritage

 

Recommended reading 

Hines, R. 2016. No Way But Gentlenesse: A memoir of how Kes, my kestrel, changed my life. New York: Bloomsbury.

Macdonald, H. 2015. H is for Hawk.  New York: Vintage

 

Date: Thursday 25–Friday 26 January
Time: 7.30 pm
COURSE FEES Full: R205,00 Staff: R100,00  Reduced: R55,00