World Falconry day
On the 16th of November 2022 we will celebrate the World Falconry Day (WFD). Each year, we invite you to celebrate the inscription of falconry as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
All individuals, clubs and organizations are welcome to participate and use the WFD logo, irrespective of membership of the IAF. The only important consideration is that the activity should be designed to develop a good image of falconry at a local and global level. You can download the WFD logo from the IAF website if you wish, and your activity can be part of the official IAF programme and may subsequently be publicized internationally. To arrange this, please send your proposal to email@example.com
– Be aware that the IAF has made a slight modification to the logo by adding a world map in the background, we are happy to give you access to the logo in good resolution. The use of the previous logo is to be discontinued and there should not be a year linked to the logo.
The IAF team is making a request for interested falconers, clubs and falconry organizations to visit a local school in their area with their birds of prey to celebrate the anniversary of falconry’s inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Aim of the school visit ;
To explain what falconry is to the young generation
To explain the meaning of cultural heritage
To give students the opportunity to see a raptor used for falconry
To inform students and teachers where they can learn more about falconry in their local area
To give schools the opportunity to join the IAF Schools Links Programme
If you are interested in visiting a school to celebrate WFD please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com We will provide you with a logo, activities for children and PowerPoint on falconry and cultural heritage. Thank you for helping World Falconry Day by sharing this message wherever you consider appropriate.
Don’t forget the IAF rules for pictures! Here is a link to them (LINK). Preference is given to people with birds, birds and dogs, flying birds.
1) Anyone can take part using the WFD logo, provided the event is pro-falconry and not anti-hunting.
2) 2) Additional use of the IAF logo beyond the official WFD logo requires specific permission after the event is reviewed.
3) The WFD logo ought to be used without a year as of now, as year dates that have to be changed every year require the help of a graphic designer to maintain its high definition (number of MBs).
4) Those who do falconry displays can do their thing, and can use the WFD logo, provided they say nothing negative about hunting falconry.
5) Please do not showcase non-falconry species. Using bird species that are not used for falconry sends the wrong message to the general public. Owls and Vultures for example, are fantastic ambassadors for environmental education which is a pro-social aspect of our activities using falconry techniques – but not strictly speaking falconry.
You can find updated information both on the iaf.org and on IAF Facebook.
We count on you to share this information with as many falconers as you can, including those falconers who are not part of any club!
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