Falconry Heritage Receives UNESCO Recognition

UNESCO officially inscribed falconry on its Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya, in November 2010.  The Convention recognised that falconry is a social tradition that works with nature and the environment and one that has been passed from generation to generation, providing diverse international communities of falconers a sense of belonging, continuity and identity.  The submission was singled out by UNESCO as “an outstanding example of co-operation between States.”