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.
1. What is falconry?
2. Falconry – a global human cultural heritage
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