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The 4th "World Falconry Day 2016" is approaching on November 16th when we celebrate the anniversary of the recognition of falconry by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage.
On this occasion we invite you to celebrate with a common theme regarding falconry.

This year we have chosen the slogan "Celebrating Recovery of the Peregrine falcon".
World Falconry Day Celebrates the Global Restoration of the Peregrine Falcon – A Conservation Success Led by Falconers.
World Falconry Day is being organized by an IAF working group set up especially for this purpose, coordinated by Dr. Javier Ceballos, IAF’s Advisory Committee member for ethics & WFD.

Related documents:
- Presentation of WFD’s first edition (2013):
- 2016 WFD Letter, signed by IAF’s president & IAF’s WFD coordinator (English)
- 2016 WFD Letter, signed by IAF’s president & IAF’s WFD coordinator (Spanish)
- 2016 WFD Poster (English)
- 2016 WFD Poster (Spanish)


How to participate

To participate simply send an email to . Events proposed by IAF member organizations and / or members of the working group will be assessed for eventual integration into the official program which will be promoted on the IAF website, through press releases and through the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Clubs and organizations can participate, so can individual falconers all over the world (whether or not they are part of the IAF), public and private entities can participate (whether or not they have commercial or economic interests), and generally anyone interested. Proposals for collective and individual initiatives will be posted on the IAF website A ny falconer can take part or anyone close to falconry, regardless of sex, race, religion or culture; the only consideration is that the activity should be designed to develop a good image of falconry.

With the aim of feeding the sense of belonging to the falconry community everyone is encouraged to use the logo designed for this purpose. Its use is free and it can be downloaded from the IAF website. The IAF is not responsible for any inappropriate use the WFD logo. If you want to record your activity in the official program of the WFD, the programme that will be displayed on the website of the IAF, applicants will need the approval of their National Association Member.

The World Falconry Day dedicated Facebook page may be found by clicking here


Examples of activities

National Falconry Associations: open day for the general public, organization of hunting parties with selected falconers, workshops / courses...
Academic: lecture s, seminars, conferences…
Cultural: exhibition in museums and civic buildings of artworks related to falconry, documentaries, guided tours in museums to show masterpieces related to falconry, Proposed routes & visits where it is possible see falconry’s masterpieces (example: falconry Romanesque capitals in the province of Segovia, Spain XIIIth - XIVth centuries, or paintings of falconry in the Palace of Siena, Italy), falconry exhibitions, expositions ...
Schools: presentations at schools, school competitions writing, drawing, whole day visits to schools by groups of falconers ...
Social: visits to airports where falconry is used as a resource to ensure flight safety, participation in hunting parties with falconry birds
Presence in the Media: TV and radio interviews, press articles, reports.


International coordination

IAF will coordinate things internationally, but there is no need to go through IAF if you want to host an event and promote it yourself, you can still use the WFD logo (just not the IAF one).
Organizations wishing to go through IAF should submit its ideas which must be supported by the falconry community in their country, and by different institutions.
Send the poster activity that wants to organize on the occasion of WFD.
Activities forming part of the official program of the IAF will be exposed in the dedicate IAF Facebook Page. In addition they will be exhibited in different international forums.