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Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, October 2010

Dr. Margit Muller, Director of the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, and great supporter of the IAF, reports the discovery of a new disease found for the first time in falcons: Acinetobacter baumannii in localised cutaneous mycobacteriosis in falcons. The disease is found in dogs, cats, horses, wild birds and even humans. It seems likely that the falcons became infected with A. baumannii through contaminated wild birds, possibly through their feces, which they might have caught while hunting. However, it remains unclear to what extent wild birds are infected with A. baumannii and what might be the likelihood [...]Download +

BERN CONVENTION, May 2006

Christian de Coune and Robert Kenward attended. This meeting provides good opportunities for informal conversations with high ranking officials of the ministries of the environment of the member-countries and with observer-NGOs. It is definitely a must for the IAF to be represented at that meeting. The Wolf in Switzerland Switzerland proposed to pass the Wolf from Appendix II to Appendix III.. The result would be that it will be possible to allow it to be hunted. The Wolf is stable or increasing over most of Europe. The problem is the
socio-political acceptance of the Wolf rather than an environmental issue. [...]Download +

“Falconry: a World Heritage”, December 2005

This symposium was held with the gracious support of the government of the United Arab
Emirates and was organised with the assistance of Profalcon Breeding Project and the Emirates Falconers’ Club who invited prominent falconers, academics, conservationists and other specialists from around the world to make presentations on behalf of falconry. The speakers had been selected for specific reasons. In some cases they were delegates from IAF member countries and in others they were scientists or academics selected because of their known expertise in a particular field [...]Download +

I AF - NEWS BULLETIN, December 2005

This symposium was held with the gracious support of the government of the United Arab Emirates and was organised with the assistance of Profalcon Breeding Project and the Emirates Falconers’ Club who invited prominent falconers, academics, conservationists and other specialists from around the world to make presentations on behalf of falconry. The speakers had been selected for specific reasons. In some cases they were delegates fromIAF member countries and in others they were scientists or academics selected because of their known expertise in a particular field. [...]Download +

I AF - NEWS BULLETIN, January 2005

THE LATE SHEIK ZAYED, FIRST FALCONER AND TRUE SUPPORTER TO WILDLIFE CONSERVATION It is with considerable sadness that IAF learned of the demise of Sheik Zayed of Abu Dhabi in November last. The Emirates Falconers’ Club, members of IAF, published inthe December issue of their periodical “Al-Saggar”, a profile on the late Sheikh Zayedas a falconer and environment supporter. It is with EFC’s permission we reproduce extracts from that article here. A more complete version will appear in our 2005 Newsletter. [...]Download +