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The International Falcons Conference, under the theme " Together for the Sustainability of Falconry," concluded after two days as part of the 5th edition of the Saudi International Falcons and Hunting Exhibition 2023 in Riyadh.
Experts, specialists and falconers from the Kingdom and abroad attended the event ended with recommendations regarding preservation of falcons, educating communities about this heritage, passing it on to future generations, encouraging and supporting the establishment of centers for caring and breeding falcons, and supporting research and scientific surveys aimed at detecting and characterizing infectious and non-infectious agents that may affect falcons, and encouraging falconers to participate in falcon release programs.
The recommendations emphasized the urgent need to establish regulations to determine the period during which falconers can keep their falcon, with suggestions of a duration of 10 years. It is also necessary to establish more centers for breeding traditional falconry prey species.
SPEAKER 1 :
Time code : 00:13:00
On the sidelines of this conference, the 5th edition of the Saudi International Falcons and Hunting Exhibition 2023 was held in Riyadh from October 5th to 14th. The exhibition featured over 20 pavilions spread across a 38,000-square-meter area.
The aim of the exhibition is to provide the best and largest collection of falcons, hunting tools, and equipment in the Kingdom. The exhibition also focuses on promoting the heritage of falconry and hunting, as well as wilderness trips and their preparations, in a cultural and entertaining atmosphere.
The exhibition also hosts pavilions for falcon food and its techniques, veterinary and pharmaceutical products, and a "Heritage Weaving" pavilion for traditional handicrafts and the execution of traditional artistic works in front of visitors. Additionally, it brings together a selection of Saudi artists in a live visual art exhibition, where they engage in direct painting using Arabic calligraphy, sculpture, and oil painting in front of the visitors.
Speaker 2 :
Time code: 00:02:06
Time code: 00:02:59
Dr. Oskar Wüstinger
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Shot list :
Laura verde speaking 00:13:00
Rudolf Michalka speaking 00:02:06
Dr. Oskar Wüstinger speaking 00:02:59