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The Emirates Falconers’ Club, Abu Dhabi has kindly agreed to host

The 2014 International Festival of Falconry.
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WELCOME

The 2014 International Festival of Falconry

UPDATE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 22ND NOVEMBER 

The advanced party of 20 falconers are now arriving at the Desert Camp with 14 birds, and another 29 arriving on Sunday. The camp now has electricity, water and toilet facilities.

To reach the Desert Camp turn off the Abu Dhabi – Tarif Highway E11 at 240 05’ 43’’ N 540 06’ 49’’ E heading SSE for 13.8 km to a turnoff east at 230 58’ 51’’N 540 10’ 02’’E . The security guards at the gate will direct you to the camp. The road is suitable for two wheel drive cars. At the car park there is a shuttle bus to take you on to the camp. Please note that no vehicles are allowed at the camp or off road in the hunting area.

If you have not already finalised your travel plans please do so urgently. Hotels are now being allocated and you will be notified soon. If you have trivial questions such as what clothes to wear, please check out this website and the internet for local conditions. Office staff in in offices are worked off their feet at the moment with real questions on logistics etc.

Tents and their contents are now finalised so please do not worry about tables, chairs and so on. But many countries still have not sent in their images to Mona to print for the back of their stand. Please send good quality high res files.

Now is also a good time to contact your Embassy in Abu Dhabi to ask for support from ex-pats living in UAE to come along and be with you and represent your country.

We are looking forward to seeing you all! 

UPDATE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 28TH OCTOBER 2014

Almost all the sponsored places are now allocated and we are just sorting out a few 'tail-enders'. But we are still waiting for a lot of the completed booking forms to be returned to Tamer at Nirvana Travel. HURRY PLEASE.

Many of the National Tents have been upgraded to 5x5 metres. If you would like photographs printed to be displayed in your tent, please send files urgently to Mona for printing. mona.ahmed@tcaabudhabi.ae ..Also please contact her if you have display material to bring which will entail excess baggage charges to be covered.

When you travel, please label all your bags with this address:

Al Forsan

International Sports Resort

Khalifa City

PO Box 42632

Abu Dhabi 
 
If any luggage is lost in transit we will arrange for airlines to deliver it to Al Forsan and for it to be held securely until we can arrange to get it delivered to you wherever you may be.

UPDATE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 21ST OCTOBER 2014

Although 470 people have confirmed their sponsored places, only 160 have so far sent in their completed booking forms to Tamer at Nirvana Travel, Tamer Abdellatif tamer@ntravel.ae . Flight prices are going up by the day.

PLEASE SEND IN YOUR COMPLETED BOOKING FORMS TODAY!!!


Many National Reps have not yet sent in photographs to be printed to go in their stands (see below).  Please send them in to Mona at the latest by 1st November, otherwise you will have a very bare stand. Similarly those submitting photos for the photography exhibition need to get your files in to Mona please.

The schedule for the Conferences is now up under a new tab ‘Conferences’. Speakers: if you have not already done so, please send me your summary and text as per below. We accept English or Arabic. They have to be translated and put into the festival programme.

There are some changes to the tents. Most will now be 5x5 metres. If you are a major country you will get two tents ie 5x10 metres, and a TV set. All will have electricity, tables and chairs.

Some of the countries are bringing big groups and are busy preparing their arena events. New Zealand even has Maori Warriors doing a Haka! A few others have been very slow. Remember, if you are a National Representative the image your country presents is in your hands.

UPDATE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 13TH OCTOBER 2014

Note for National Representatives: If you wish to send bulky items in advance for your stand the freight handling agents are Aramex AUHDynamicTeam@aramex.com . Youssef Sednawi Customer Account Manager tel: 009712-5025021 or 00971-55-8876061 . Ramzi Marji Senior CMT Executive Sales Tel: 00971-5025024 or 00971-569150898. If you are hoping to claim the costs back from th Festival Organisers, please first obtain a quote and then consult Mona Ahmed on mona.ahmed@tcaabudhabi.ae .

If you are sending digital files for photos to be printed please send them at a minimum of 300 dpi to mona.ahmed@tcaabudhabi.ae  by 1st November at the latest. The wall hangings in your exhibit are printed at 3.0 x 2.2 metres. You may also have some smaller prints made, in which case please state which sizes A4-A0.

Note for Conference Speakers: Please send in your summary immediately - it will be published in the Festival Programme which is in preparation. You may include with it a hi-res photo, either of yourself or of your subject. Your talk is scheduled to last for 20-25 minutes, with a few minutes at the end for questions. Please bring a USB stick preferably in Powerpoint format for projection. We also need your paper for th Proceedings as soon as possble please. The conference programme is very full and we are just finalising the last speaker at the moment, so itwill be up on this site very soon. We will not be able to offer much translation facilities in the Desert Camp so most of the presentations will be in English. Some of the Workshops will be in a variety of languages. The conference sessions at Al Forsan will have better translation facilities.


UPDATE FROM THE FESTIVAL DIRECTOR 7th OCTOBER 2014

Plans are moving ahead well now! Most of the sponsored invitations have been sent out, but not all. There are still some vacancies to fill! We are still looking for some eagle handlers for the period 22nd November - 14th December. We have one or two openings for entertainers at the Gala Dinner and for people for arena events. Almost all the National Representatives are now in place and listed on the website. If you are a National Rep, please look on this site at your list of responsibilities. In particular, there are still many nations who have not yet put forward names for their artists or for their photographers. Now is your chance - use it or lose it! Any slots left unfilled will be taken off you and given to the long waiting list of volunteers who are just itching to come.

We have an exciting line up of conferences and workshops. If you have been invited to speak and have not yet replied, please could you be quick and respond. We have three days of conference speakers at the desert camp, on practical falconry, heritage, conservation and veterinary subjects. We have practical workshops on first aid, radio-tracking and robotic prey. We have workshops on falconry in the different regions of the world, organised by the IAF and in the evenings, if you are still awake, you can bring falconry films for the Sand Dune Cinema.

Plans for hawking in the desert are well in hand. Khalid will be bringing close to 100 camels, as well as lovely Arabian horses. The Abu Dhabi Falconers' Club are jostling to come with their hunting falcons and the ground is excellent for hawking houbara and hares. For non-riders we also have an area for hawking hares on foot. We still have some vacancies for experienced falconers to act as group leaders for hunting parties. The lists for the groups will be posted nearer the time.

A container has been shipped from UK with extra yurts for the Steppe Villge. For your exhibit, please make sure that your National Rep has sent in some good high-res images to be printed as back drops for your stand. Keep an eye on this website. Things are changing daily!


The Festival Organisers are delighted to announce that the next International Festival of Falconry will be held in Abu Dhabi on 7-14th December 2014!

The event will be held under the kind Patronage of His Highness, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Abu Dhabi.

Hosted once again by the Emirates Falconers’ Club, the event promises to be a dream trip for falconers from all over the world. Put it in your diary – you will kick yourself if you miss it!

The public Festival will be held in the spacious grounds of Al Forsan Sports Club just south of Abu Dhabi city. The nearest airport is Abu Dhabi International Airport, about 20 minutes away. Al Forsan has excellent public facilities for the event and is close to many hotels and to road links. Bringing the Festival to town will enable many more local people to come with their families and we are expecting a record attendance.

We are moving the Desert Camp too. This time we are taking you deeper into the desert, about an hour from Abu Dhabi.  The new hunting ground is about seven times larger than the old one – 21 km across. This should enable three or four groups to hunt at the same time so that even more people can experience genuine hunting in the desert, tracking houbara and hares in the traditional manner on camels and horses. For less hardy types there will be shorter camel excursions nearer camp. Whatever your skill level, cheerful Khalid will make sure you have a mount to suit you.  Hunting in the desert with local Emirati falconers from the Abu Dhabi Falconers' Club is an unforgettable experience and will be available only to invited guests and registered visitors, so if you want to come, register as soon as you can! But be warned, this hunting ground is more severe than the old one. Although the dunes are not so high, there is less vegetation and the sand is soft. So it will not be easy to rescue you with a vehicle! (We got stuck in 500 metres and so did our rescue vehicle!) (and again on our second visit!)

We also have some planted forest areas next to the Desert Camp, consisting of low trees and bushes. We are investigating the possibility of hunting hares in them, using Goshawks and Harris Hawks.

There will not be an Art Competition or a Photo Competition this time. Instead we are asking each country to contribute a painting or a three dimensional art or craft work, and a photograph for a special Exhibition. Each piece will represent the unique aspects of falconry in each country. We will sponsor the artist and photographer from each country. More details will be announced in due course. We will also be inviting people who are contributing to the Festival, helping with running it, training the birds, organising the stands and exhibits.  If you wish to participate, please contact us and let us know what you are able to contribute.  Remember, there are no ‘free’ tickets, everyone who is sponsored will have a task to do to help make the Festival work. We will also invite representatives from 77 falconry countries, with a special emphasis on fresh faces. We are aiming for about 75% of the sponsored guests to be people who have never been funded before. So if you had your ticket paid for you last time, please make way for someone else to have the opportunity. Of course we hope that you will want to come again, this time paying your own flight.

We will be holding the three-day conference at the conference facilities at Al Forsan We also plan a strong educational programme for local school parties.

We are planning a varied programme of arena events and activities. If you are a group with an idea for an arena event, please contact the International Office. We are also looking for falconers able to entertain at the Falconers’ Feast, with music, song, poetry or dance, related to falconry.

In order to keep costs down we plan to have tented accommodation for most of the falconers during the Desert Camp period, rather than hotels. From there we will have bus trips for day excursions to places of interest such as the Falcon Hospital and to Falcon competitions.  The Desert Camp will be only for one thousand pre-registered falconers, not for the general public.

The International Office at IWC in UK is managing the international visitors and exhibits. Keep an eye on the website www.falconryfestival.com for further information. The team at the Abu Dhabi Office will be handling all the local arrangements as well as flight bookings and visas. Watch out for www.falconryfestival.ae .

Looking forward to seeing you in Abu Dhabi!

Nick Fox


PROGRAMME OF THE FESTIVAL

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Thursday 20th November    
    Advanced party hawk trainers arrive at Desert Camp
Saturday 6th December    
DESERT CAMP   Arrivals at Abu Dhabi Airport throughout the day
    Meet and Greet Buses to Desert Camp
1500 2000 Evening hawking parties out hunting
Sunday 7th December    
DESERT CAMP    
600 1100 Morning Hawking Parties out hunting
930 1630 Conference on Practical Falconry
1000 1500 Training practices for arena events
1500 1730 Falcon flying events at Desert Camp.
1500 2000 Evening hawking parties out hunting
1930 2130 Sand Dune Cinema and evening socials
Monday 8th December    
DESERT CAMP    
600 1100 Morning Hawking Parties out hunting
700 2000 Excursions - the Falcon Hospital and Sweihan Houbara Centre
930 1630 Conference on Falconry Heritage
1000 1500 Training practices for arena events
1500 1730 Falcon flying events at Desert Camp.
1500 2000 Evening hawking parties out hunting
1500 1730 Practical workshops and demos
1930 2130 Sand Dune Cinema and evening socials
Tuesday 9th December    
DESERT CAMP    
600 1100 Morning Hawking Parties out hunting
700 1600 Excursions -Falcon Hospital, the Grand Mosque
930 1630 Conference on Conservation
1100 1300 Falconry Heritage Trust AGM
1000 1500 Training practices for arena events
1500 1730 Falcon flying events at Desert Camp.
1500 1730 Saluki racing at Desert Camp
1500 2000 Evening hawking parties out hunting
1000 1300 Practical Workshops
1930 2130 Sand Dune Cinema and evening socials
Wednesday 10th December    
DESERT CAMP   Change over Day
600 1100 Morning hawking parties hunting
900   First buses leave to Abu Dhabi
1000 1030 Check in to hotels
AL FORSAN 1100   Buses from hotels to Al Forsan
1130 1430 Setting up exhibits at Al Forsan
1430   Buses from Al Forsan to Abu Dhabi Falconers Club
1500 1730 Flying events at the Abu Dhabi Falconers Club
1730 2100 Social BBQ at Falconers Club
2100   Buses leave to hotels
Thursday 11th December    
AL FORSAN   Schools Day
830   Buses from hotels to Al Forsan
900   Public Festival opens
930 1730 Conference at Al Forsan centre
930 1400 School parties visiting
1000 1200 Arena Events
1600 1700 Ladies Private Reception at the Art Exhibition
1400 1600 Arena Events
1830   Public Festival closes
1900   Buses leave to hotels
Friday12th December    
AL FORSAN   Public Festival Day
     
830   Buses from hotels to Al Forsan
900   Public Festival opens
1000 1200 Arena Events
1400 1600 Arena Events
1600 1700 Grand Parade
1830   Public Festival closes
1900 2200 Falconers Gala Dinner and Concert
2200   Buses to hotels
Saturday 13th December    
AL FORSAN   Public Festival Day
830   Buses from hotels to Al Forsan
900   Public Festival opens
1000 1200 Arena Events
1400 1600 Arena Events
1600 1700 Grand Parade
1830   Public Festival closes
1900 2200 Falconers Social evening
2200   Buses to hotels
Sunday 14th December    
    Buses depart for Abu Dhabi Airport

Conferences

DESERT CAMP MARQUEE

Sunday 7th December Practical falconry Subject
  930  945   TBA   Chairman's introduction
  945  1010 1 Dr Javier Ceballos Spain Falconry ethics
  1010  1035 2 Haroon Latif Pakistan Training of goshawks in Pakistan
  1035  1100 3 Dr Soma Takuya Japan/Germany Rapport between the Master and Golden Eagle: Current Altaic Kazakh Falconry in Western Mongolia
  1100  1130 Morning tea break
  1130  1200 4 Ricardo Padilla Mexico Hawking with passage merlins
  1200  1230 5 Dr Nick Fox UK RoFalconry - the use of robotic prey
  1230 1300 6 Antonio Cuartero Spain The role of periodic magazines in the information and training of falconer
  1300 1400 Lunch
  1400 1420 7 Maros Karabinos Slovakia/UK Education in falconry
  1420 1440 8 Martin Brereton Ireland Snipe hawking in Ireland
  1440 1500 9 Dr Tom Richter Germany "Animal Welfare and Falconers”  a discussion of the General Welfare Document prepared by the IAF – it’s significance and how to improve it.
  1500 1530 Afternoon teabreak
  1530 1630 9 Dr Jones, Michael P  USA Veterinary
  1630   Practical workshop           10 Dr Marino Garcia Montijano Spain Falcon first aids for falconers
             
Monday 8th December Falconry Heritage
  930 945   TBA   Chairman's introduction
  945 1010 1 Sami ur Rahman Pakistan Poetry book project from Pakistan
  1010 1035 2 Atef Jenhani Tunisia Falconry in Tunisia
  1035 1100 3 Dr Oliver Grimm Germany Origin and early history of falconry – a sketch on the base of a forthcoming large scale conference publication
  1100 1130 Morning tea break
  1130 1200 4 Rushil Shergill India Heritage - the late guru Sirdar Mohammed Osman
  1200 1230 5 Prof Baudouin van den Abeele   Hidden treasures: medieval manuscripts in private hands
  1230 1300 6 Kent Carnie USA The Development of North American Falconry and its Impact Worldwide
  1300 1400 Lunch
  1400 1420 7 Prof Sigrid Schwenk Germany on falconry history
  1420 1440 8 Dennis Keen USA web-site on falconry history in Central Asia in English
  1440 1500 9 Dr Ulambuyaryn Erdenebat Mongolia book on falconry history in Mongolia
  1500 1530 Afternoon teabreak
  1530 1600 10 Noriko Otsuka Japan Review of ancient manuscripts on falconry in Japan
  1600 1630 11 Sara Schroer Germany TBA
             
Tuesday 9th December Conservation
  930 945   TBA   Chairman's introduction
  945 1010 1 Nicolas Ospina Colombia Rehab project in Colombia
  1010 1035 2 Bobby Suhartanto Indonesia Saving Javan Hawk Eagle with Falconry method
  1035 1100 3 Masoumeh Safaei Iran Conservation of BoPs in Iran or Persian Wildlife Magazine
  1100 1130 Morning tea break
  1130 1200 4 Dr Sergei Zinoviev Russia Conservation and Research of BoPs in Uzbekistan
  1200 1230 5 Nick Williams UK/UAE Saker Falcon Global Action Plan
  1230 1300 6 Dr Andrew Dixon UK Calidus Peregrine migration studies
  1300 1400 Lunch      
  1400 1420 7 Janusz Sielicki Poland Peregrine in E Europe or Saker in Kazakhstan
  1420 1440 8 Janos Toth Hungary MWMI Bird protection - electrocution in Hungary
  1440 1500 9 Raul Pacchiano Mexico Raptor conservation in Mexico
  1500 1530 Afternoon teabreak
  1530 1600 10 Dr Alexander Sorokin Russia Conservation of the Russian Gyrfalcon
  1600 1630 11 Dr Adrian Lombard South Africa "The IAF Moves Forwards”  The role of the IAF as the global advocacy and defence organization for Falconry.  What are the future goals of the IAF and how can we meet them.
  1630 1700 12 Adrian Reuter Mexico Falconry and CITES: the good, the bad and the ugly

WORKSHOPS IN DESERT CAMP

        Kamran Khan   Falconry’s Future in Pakistan, Iran, India, Afghanistan 
        Huisheng Chen   Falconry’s Future in China and Taiwan 
        TBA   Latin American Falconry
        Bakyt Karnakbayev   The Future of Falconry in Asia. 
        Dr Bohumil Straka   IAF Advisory Committee Meeting 
Tuesday 9th December 1100 1300   Dr Nick Fox   AGM Falconry Heritage Trust
        Robert Bagley   Marshall telemetry workshop
        Laco Molnar   The management of falconry birds
        Nicola Dixon   Schools Links programme
7-9th December       Wingbeat team   Rofalconry demonstrations
7-9th December       Jo Oliver   Sand-dune Cinema

AL FORSAN CONFERENCE CENTRE

Thursday 11th December Conference Room A
  UNESCO Action Plans          
  900 920   Dr Awadh Saleh UAE Chairman's introduction
  920 945   TBA    
  945 1010 1 TBA    
  1010 1035 2 TBA    
  1035 1100 3 TBA    
  1100 1130 Morning tea break      
  1130 1200 4 TBA    
  1200 1230 5 TBA    
  1230 1300 6 TBA    
             
Thursday 11th December Conference Room B
Closed invited meeting Electrocution issues in Mongolia
  900 920   Dr Andrew Dixon UK Chairman's introduction
  920 1100 1 TBA   How birds get electrocuted at Mongolian power poles
  1100 1130 Morning tea break      
  1130 1300 2 TBA   Scale and extent of electrocution in Mongolia
  1300 1400 Lunch      
  1400 15:00 3 TBA   What can be done to reduce electrocution rates?
  1500 1530 Afternoon teabreak      
  1530 1700 4 TBA   Potential ways to fund remediation
             
Friday 12th December            
  Arabian Falconry Workshop
  900 920   TBA   Chairman's introduction
  920 945   TBA   Developing International Falconry Competitions
  945 1010   TBA    
  1010 1035   TBA    
  1035 1100   TBA    
  1100 1130 Morning tea break TBA    
  1130 1200   TBA    
  1200 1230   TBA    
  1230 1300   TBA    
Saturday 13th December            
             
  900 920   TBA   Chairman's introduction
  920 945   TBA    
  945 1010 1 TBA    
  1010 1035 2 TBA    
  1035 1100 3 TBA    
  1100 1130 Morning tea break TBA    
  1130 1200 4 TBA    
  1200 1230 5 TBA    
  1230 1300 6 TBA    

LOCATIONS

To view a Map of the UAE click here.

The public Festival will be held at Al Forsan Sports Centre on the south side of Abu Dhabi city. The centre has a floodlit polo ground ground and excellent public facilities.  Al Forsan has its own conference facilites and restaurant, and a world class equestrian centre. Visitors will be staying mainly at the Aloft Hotel, Centro Hotel, and Premier Inn, about 15 minutes away.

The Desert Camp

During the first four days of the Festival there will be a Desert Camp, about 70 minutes out of town at 230 58’N    540 11’ E. There will be shuttle buses to the Desert Camp. It will be only for one thousand pre-registered falconers and will not be open to the general public. We will be manning the hawks there for the Festival and practising some of the arena activities. Local falconers will be flying some of their falcons and we will also be running some of the salukis and practising with the horses and camels. The Desert Camp will have basic amenities of toilets and catering, with tents and campfires. You can curl up on a carpet in a shared tent to sleep, or sleep under the stars. We will not be providing hotel accommodation during the Desert Camp days.

We plan to hold semi-formal workshops during the Desert Camp period and if you are interested in arranging a workshop please let us know. Buses wll also take people on excursions on these days, to the Grand Mosque and the Falcon Hospital.

We will try to make available at least one bird of prey per nation, often more, of the species each nations falconers are used to. The national representatives will be responsible for manning and looking after these birds for the entire week. Some of them will be flying in the arena events. Sitting around the campfires in the desert camp is a lovely way to man the birds and to catch up with old friends or to experience the traditional desert lifestyle. Lady falconers are welcome at the desert camp.

As well as hawking parties hunting houbara on camel and horses, we plan to have some hare hawking available for people on foot with Goshawks and Harris Hawks. This will be at Balhamid tree plantation at 230 47’N   540 21’E.  On 10th December the desert camp will close and everyone will move to the Festival site at Al Forsan.


ACTIVITIES

Traditional Falconry at the Desert Camp

As well as the normal activities you expect at the International Festival, we plan to offer the opportunity for a limited number of falconers to go on a hawking trip alongside experienced local falconers and trackers from Saturday 6th to Wednesday 10th December. For many falconers, this is the highlight of their experience in Arabia. The main quarries will be houbara and the desert hare and the hawking will be conducted in the traditional manner with saker falcons, salukis, horses and camels. Because of the sheer logistics, places will be limited. You need to be physically fit because even a three or four hour trip can be tough going and we cannot easily come and rescue you. We plan to have some camels available at the camp for those who would like to try out camel riding. We also plan to arrange some hare hawking on foot in the forestry plantations using goshawks and Harris hawks. If you hope to take part in any activities, please ensure that your insurance policy covers you. The hosts and organisers accept no liability and you do eveything entirely at your own risk.

To register to attend the desert camp please contact the festival office. Priority will be given to sponsored guests but we plan to have places available for a good number of non-sponsored visitors too.

To go on a hunting trip, please look at the spreadheet and ask the festival office to enter your name for one of the slots. Before doing so, ensure that you will actually be there at that time and that it doe not clash with any other of your engagements. The first parties hunting on Saturday evening must have arrived at the camp at the latest by Saturday lunchtime. On the morning of Wednesday the 10th, many people will not be able to hunt because they will be organising their stand or exhibit at Al Forsan.

Also at the Desert Camp we will be training raptors in preparation for the arena events and there will be demonstration flying going on. In the evenings there will be several campfires and informal workshops, discussion groups, some home-grown musical entertainment and a sand-dune cinema where you can show your own hawking films. During the day there will be excursions arranged to visit places of interest such as the Grand Mosque and the Falcon Hospital. The Abu Dhabi Falconers' Club will be organising falcon and saluki demonstrations and providin a BBQ on Wednesday 10th at their club grounds near Abu Dhabi.

Falconry Conference

On Thursday 11th  there will be a Falconry Conference at the conference centre in Al Forsan. Speakers for this event are still being organised. The two topics for the conference will be UNESCO submissions and action plans, chaired by Dr Awadh Saleh, and Mitigating Raptor Electrocutions, chaired by Dr Andrew Dixon. Additional informal workshops on a variety of topics are planned for the Desert Camp.

Photographic Exhibition

There will be a Photographic Exhibition of work from nominated falconers from each of the falconry countries. These will be sponsored to attend with their work. If you have a photograph of falconry in your country, which you think might merit you being sponsored to attend, please contact your National Representative.

Art and Craft Exhibition

The Art Exhibition will include sections for both two and three dimensional art, calligraphy, falconry equipment, falconry jewellery and costume. Nominated national exhibitors will be sponsored to attend and exhibit their work. Please approach your National Representative if you wish to be nominated. Items will be limited to sizes that can be taken as accompanied luggage on planes. We plan to hold a Ladies Reception in the Photography and Arts Exhibit, hosted by the ladies of the IAF Women's Group in national dress.

Music and Dance

Singers, Poets and Dancers from any of the 77 falconry nations will be invited to perform at the Festival on a non-competitive basis to exhibit the huge cultural variety found in world falconry. If you would like to participate, contact us and you may be offered a sponsored trip.

Arena Events

Teams wishing to participate in arena events are invited to discuss feasibility with the organisers and a variety of species of trained birds of prey, as well as horses and camels, will be available.

Excursions

Pre-booked coaches will be available for various day excursions such as to Abu Dhabi to see the city and to visit the Grand Mosque. These will be run during the Desert Camp days. These are 250 Dirhams per day for non-sponsored visitors.


ACCOMMODATION

 
 

Sponsored Guests

You become a sponsored guest by volunteering to undertake one of the roles at the festival advertised on the festival website. Contact jevgeni@falcons.co.uk if you have a question on this.  Once the organisers at the Festival Office have agreed your sponsorship they will email you an official invitation and your name will appear on the website list. From this point on, all travel arrangements and enquiries should be made direct to the official festival travel agents, NOT to the Festival Office. Note that only the Festival Office issues invitations. If someone else has invited you, and you are not on the official list, then you are not a sponsored guest and we will not cover your costs.

Your sponsored trip will be arranged through the festival travel agents,  

Tamer Abdellatif           Groups Operation supervisor     Tel: +971  2  6277997 Ext: 311  |   email : tamer@ntravel.ae

Website:  www.ntravel.ae

You will be given a wristband on arrival at the airport.  Look out for the Meet and Greet festival desk at Arrivals. You must wear your wristband throughout the event. It is non-transferable. If you damage it or lose it you lose your sponsorship.  All sponsored guests with this wristband will be entitled to the following:

1.  Economy flight ticket from nearest international airport to Abu Dhabi, or if unavailable, to Dubai. If you wish to upgrade you must pay the travel agent in advance.

2.  An invitation letter for your Visa application if applicable.

3.  The cost of your visa.

4.  A standard economy 20kg luggage allowance.

5.  Extra luggage allowance for specialist equipment by prior agreement only.

6.  A Meet and Greet service at airport arrivals.

7.  A bus direct to the Desert Camp.

8.  Free halal food and vegetarian options at the Desert Camp.

9.  Showers and facilities at the Desert Camp.

10. Bedding and communal segregated dormitory tents at the Desert Camp.

11. Pre-booked day trips from the Desert Camp to places of interest.

12. Lockable storage facilities for passports, laptops etc.

13. Bus to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 10th December.

14.   Visit and BBQ at Abu Dhabi Falconers' Club

15.   Pre-booked shared hotel room in Abu Dhabi 10-14th December.

16.   Breakfasts at the hotel but not other hotel meals.

17.   Does not include hotel laundry, telephone, mini-bar or any other extras.

18.   Catered meals at the festival including Gala Dinner.

19.   Daily return bus where applicable to Al Forsan.

20.   Bus to the airport departure.

21.   Sponsorship does not guarantee a hunting trip at the Desert Camp.

22.   Hotel accommodation will NOT be sponsored during 7-10th December. If you wish to stay in a hotel during the desert camp dates you must pay this yourself. Nirvana can help you with bookings.

23.    Sponsorship does not imply any liability on the part of the organisers or hosts, howsoever caused. You are strongly advised to take out your own  travel insurance, and if you plan any riding activity or involvement with animals, ensure that your policy covers you for that.


Family.

Family is defined as husband, wife, children or direct blood relative. This category does not include friends or colleagues. If you have more than one family member  eg a wife and children, arrangements must be made to register them all. Travel plans for family must be made through the travel agents at the same time as your own, but you will have to pay for their flights, visas and accommodation. Both you and your family must register together. Family members will have a different wristband and will be entitled to:

1.     A Visa invitation letter.

2.     A Meet and Greet service at airport arrivals.

3.     A bus direct to the Desert Camp.

4.    Registration for the Desert Camp (300 Dirham regitrtion fee to be paid when booking).

5.     Halal food and vegetarian options at the Desert Camp.

6.     Showers and facilities at the Desert Camp.

7.     Bedding and communal segregated dormitory tents at the Desert Camp.

8.     Pre-booked day trips from the Desert Camp to places of interest @ 250 Dirhams each.

9.     Lockable storage facilities for passports, laptops etc.

10.   Bus to Abu Dhabi on Wednesday 10th December.

11.   Shared room with sponsored guest at pre-booked hotel in Abu Dhabi 10-14th December, charged to you, payable at booking.

12.    Does not include additional rooms for additional family. These can be booked and paid for through Nirvana.

13.    Does not include any meals at the hotel.

14.    Does not include hotel laundry, telephone, mini-bar or any other extras.

15.       Free invitation to Abu Dhabi Falconers Club BBQ on 10th December.

16.       Pre-paid meals at Al Forsan during the event.

17.       Daily return bus where applicable to Al Forsan.

18.       Bus to the airport departure.

 

Notes:

Visas. Check carefully if you need a Visa or not to enter UAE or any transit countries.

Passport. Check that your passport is valid for at least six months after you will leave UAE.

Hotels. If you do not wish to stay at the Desert Camp, or if you wish to extend your visit to UAE, you can make hotel bookings through the travel agents at your own expense. There are no hotels within walking distance of Al Forsan. Most are closer to town.

Local sponsored guests. If you live locally and do not require a flight you can either make your own way to the Desert Camp or meet at the airport to join a travel group.



Desert Camp 6th-10th December
Note that the Desert Camp is restricted to 1000 pre-registered falconers only.
We will not be providing hotel accommodation during this period.
If you cannot cope with desert conditions, please do not register to come.
1. We plan to provide sleeping bags and pillows but not towels.  A torch is handy but not essential.
2. Bring warm clothes for the evening.
3. Bring emergency snacks and food in case you get hungry between meals- there are no local shops.
4. Basic meals will be provided - please note that special dietary requirements cannot be catered for. If your nation would like to cook a national dish, please consult with the organising team well ahead of time.
5. If you are lucky enough to see a scorpion or snake do not disturb it.
6. There will be basic first aid on site and an ambulance present from the 6th December.
7. There will be showers and toilets on site.
8. 20-person dormitory tents will be grouped by cultural regions, with separate provisions for ladies.
9. If you have a musical talent, or a film to show, please bring it for evening entertainment.
10. Lock-up facilities will be available for passports, cameras etc but the management accept no responsibility for their safe-keeping.
11. A Festival Office will be open at all times to cater for any problems.
12. Daily schedules of Hunting Parties and events will be posted at the Festival Office.
13. There will be a manned weathering area for raptors, together with weighing and feeding facilities and vets in attendance.
14. There will be generated electricity on site for re-charging equipment but you may need your own adaptor.
15. If you are riding a camel or horse, check that you are insured for this activity. You are doing all activities entirely at your own risk! If you are hoping to ride a horse, bring appropriate protective gear - boots, hat, back protector etc and above all, do not attempt an activity beyond your skill level.
 
Al Forsan 10th-14th December
There are not many hotels close to Al Forsan. Instead we will use three hotels nearer the city. These are Premier Inn, Aloft and Centro Capital Rotana. Sponsored guests will be allocated hotels by the Festival Travel Agents and will be placed in cultural groups, to minimise language problems. Unsponsored visitors are asked to contact the Festival Travel Agents in order to co-ordinate their plans, especially if they are companions of sponsored guests. If you are sponsored to stay in a hotel, please check carefully what is sponsored and what is not. Mini-bar, laundry, phone calls and extra meals are not sponsored and you must pay for these on checking out. Festival shuttle buses will visit these three hotels. If you are staying somewhere else you must make your own travel arrangements.





CLIMATE & CLOTHING

December in Abu Dhabi is very pleasant. It can be cool at night and warm clothing is needed. In the daytime it is cool enough to be active outside during the whole day. Evenings are a lovely time to socialise, circulate and meet new friends and local falconers will be on hand to show the legendary Abu Dhabi hospitality. Bring loose clothing, some with long sleeves to guard against sunburn. Insects are not a major problem. Sand can be an issue, especially if there is a windstorm, so ensure that you have sealed containers for sensitive equipment such as cameras, and bring sandals that can easily be kicked off to empty out sand.

National dress is required for the arena events and parade of nations.

Throughout the public event at Al Forsan, we as falconers will be showcasing our sport to visitors. We ask you to dress and behave in a way that upholds the good reputation of both Falconry, and your own Nation, and with respect for our Host Nation.


TRAVEL

All travel arrangements should be made through the official festival travel agents:

Tamer Abdellatif

Nirvana

PO Box 41818

Abu Dhabi

Tel: 00971 2 627 7997

Email: tamer@ntravel.ae 

Website: www.ntravel.ae

Nirvana will be handling everything for sponsored visitors including your hotel booking. Download and fill in the booking form and read the booking form availability policy. If you are not sponsored, please contact your National Representative who may have arranged a group travel booking.

AIRPORT COLLECTION

A Meet and Greet Service will be provided for sponsored visitors and for those registered in advance to attend the Desert Camp. Further information will be sent by e-mail with final confirmation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Insurance

All visitors and delegates are responsible for their own travel insurance. The Festival organisers request that all travellers take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance before arriving in the UAE. Make sure you are covered for unusual activities such as riding a camel or handling an eagle. The hosts and organisers accept no liability and you carry out all activities entirely at your own risk. Similarly, make sure that you are insured for any last minute changes to your travel plan.

Vaccinations

There are no compulsory vaccinations required for entry into UAE

For more detailed advice before you travel see 

www.visitabudhabi.ae/en/plan.your.visit.aspx 

Ministry of Health UAE - http://dcc.org.ae/en/Page_764.aspx

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (UK) - http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/middle-east-north-africa/united-arab-emirates#health

Citizens of the following countries ( holders of Regular Passports ) are exempted from UAE visa:
 

3- Netherlands

2- Italy

1- United Kingdom

6- Norway

5- Austria

4- Luxemburg

9- France

8- Greece

7- Portugal

12- Switzerland

11- Belguim

10Germany

15- San Marino

14- Iceland

13- Monaco

18- Andorra

17- Vatican

16- Spain

21- Sweden

20- Slovenia

19- Poland

24- Finland

23- Ireland

22- Denmark

27- Lithuania

26- Czech

25- Slovakia

30- Estonia

29- Latvia

28- Hungary

33- Croatia

32- Cyprus

31- Malta

36- USA

35- Bulgaria

34- Romania

39- Japan

38- New Zealand

37- Australia

42- Brunei

41- Hong Kong

40- Singapore

45- Canada

44- South Korea

43- Malaysia

- See more at: http://www.mofa.gov.ae/mofa_english/portal/79e01fed-3501-4ebb-accd-9e27950433a7.aspx#sthash.icPYLHmC.dpuf

 


  • Taking part in the Festival
  • Sponsored Guests
  • National Representatives
  • Photographic Exhibitors
  • Art & Craft Exhibitors
  • Conference Speakers
  • Music, dance, poetry, song and Arena
  • Hosts for UNESCO delegates
  • Tent list
  • Arena Events (provisional)

Taking part in the Festival

Falconers will be coming from all over the world as sponsored delegates who have been assigned a job or jobs to make the Festival a success.

Those coming independently are invited to come and support their country and are encouraged to come in national dress. We hope that expatriates in the UAE will also turn out to support their home country.

If you are an expatriate and would like to get involved, email info@falconryfestival.com with your details and we will put you in touch with the delegation coming from your country. Or contact your National Representatives direct if their names are already listed on this website.
 
Each nation or region will have its own National Camp or exhibit. There you can showcase many things about falconry and the culture of your country. You are encouraged to link up with your Embassy and Tourist Board who may be able to provide you with support.

Sponsored Guests

As at 30th October 2014

  Arrive Depart Role Name Country 
IWC Admin staff
  18/11/2014 15/12/2014 Director  Dr Nick Fox UK
  18/11/2014 15/12/2014 Manager Jo Oliver UK
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Media TBA UK
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Technician Robert Musters Netherlands
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Technician Remy Van Wijk Netherlands
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Handler Oscar Oliva Spain
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Handler Alejandro Sola Spain
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Handler Babar Bashi Pakistan
  01/12/2014 15/12/2014 Visitor Liaison Jevgeni Shergalin Estonia
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Handler Thomas Spink UK
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Director  Barbro Fox Sweden
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Education Nicola Dixon UK
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Festival Office Andrew Edward Love-Jones  UK
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Accountant Michael Andrew Thomas UK
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Scientific Liaison Dr Andrew Dixon UK
Advanced Party
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Eagle Team Willem Vrijenhoek Netherlands
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Eagle Team George McAlister South Africa
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Eagle Team Ben McAlister South Africa
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Eagle Team Keith Denman USA
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Angela Chick UK
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Mike Hope UK
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Matthew Lalley UK
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Dale Johnson UK
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handler James Tomkinson UK
  22/11/2014 14/12/2014 Commentator Jim Chick UK
Sponsored volunteers
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawking co-ordinator Shawn Hayes  USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawking co-ordinator Stephen Shaw USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawking co-ordinator Diego Cesar Renes Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horse trainer Mary Craney  UK/NZ
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Alistair McKissock  UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horse trainer Andreason Jan Eric Sweden
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horse trainer Iona Ratcliffe Lawson UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawk handlers Pippa Scott-Harden UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Overseas visitor hosts (C and S America) Fernando Feas Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Overseas visitor hosts (C Asia) Bakyt Karnakbayev Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Overseas visitor hosts (CIS) Darja Shergalina Estonia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hawking co-ordinator Kris Ulens Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Peter Eldrett UK 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Bob Dalton UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Neil Davies  UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Hans-Albrecht Hewicker Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Antonio Cuartero Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Zhang Wenchao China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Kenn Filkins USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Mike Dupuy USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Sarah Montague  USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry Media Xiao Qi China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conservation of BoPs Ivaylo Klisurov Bulgaria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conservation of raptors Exhibit Batbayar Galtbalt Mongolia
  06/12/2014 15/12/2014 Conservation of BoPs Dr Md. Lutfor Rahman  Bangladesh
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conservation of BoPs Dr Vasiliy Sokolov Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conservation of prey  Exhibit Julian Hepburn  UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conservation of prey  Exhibit Ralph Rogers  USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Education Exhibit Anne Price USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Education Exhibit Ellen Hagen Norway
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Education Exhibit Sarangerel Ichinkhorloo Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Education Exhibit Peter Burke UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Education Exhibit John Horobin UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 School links - Nicola Boukje Tuinhout Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Dogs Exhibit TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Dogs Exhibit Jeff Suggs USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Dogs Exhibit Hari Herak Croatia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Heritage Exhibit David Horobin UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Heritage Exhibit Paul Beecroft UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Heritage Exhibit Peter Devers USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Heritage Exhibit Tomas Krivjansky Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Rehabilitation Exhibit Yvonne Sitko Australia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Rehabilitation Exhibit Dr Keiya Nakajima Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Rehabilitation Exhibit Ernesto Gamiz Ocaña  Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Rehabilitation Exhibit Sharon Hartshorn USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 IAF Exhibit Dr Adrian Lombard South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 IAF Exhibit Veronique Blontrock Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 IAF Exhibit Patrizia Cimberio Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 IAF Exhibit Gary Timbrell Eire
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Martyn Perryman UK, BFC
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Paul Davies UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Andres Cancino Toledo Chile
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Terry Spring  USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Dianne Moller USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Tomas Kunca  Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Weathering Tent Laura Doudard France
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Commentator Hilary White Ireland
  01/12/2014 15/12/2014 Master of Ceremonies Terry Large UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Collecting Ring Craig Hendee USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Collecting Ring John Courton UK
  20/11/2014 14/12/2014 Arena Event Organiser Juan Carlos Rojo  Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena Event Organiser Maite Gutierrez Costermans  Belgium
  20/11/2014 14/12/2014 Arena Event Organiser Ata Annamamedov  Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena Event Organiser Alan Gates UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena Event Organiser TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Cameraman Mykola Rud Ukraine
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Youth WG coordinator Andrea Villa Italy
  09/12/2014 14/12/2014 Sky Trials Manuel Diego Pareja-Obregón de los Reyes Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 FALCEDU Lucia Hudecova (14 years old) Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 FALCEDU Dorota Osvaldova (7 years old) Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Yurt erector Batmunkh Davaasuren Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Yurt erector Amarkhuu Gunga Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014   Honeybrook  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014   Antonio Carapuco Portugal
Photo
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Alicia Di Cola  Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Michael Calvin Australia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Merel De Mol  Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Wellington Luiz Rodrigues Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Mark Williams ????? Canada
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Jose Besa Chile
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Wu Peng (Cook Woo) China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Zdenek Tunka Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Lee O’Dwyer  England
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Svetlana Saksa Estonia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Olli Lamminsalo Finland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Levani Doborjginidze  Georgian Republic 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Crystal David Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Dr Reza Kiamarzi Iran
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Massimiliano Sticca Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Takahiro KURAMOCHI Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Khaled W.Jaouni Jordan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Ilya Postnikov Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Kyrghistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Marco Aquilina Malta
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Khainar Khaisanai Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Northern Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Kurien Johannen New Zealand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Muhammad Amjad Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Raul Ramirez Peru
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Pszczólka Michal  Poland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Portugal
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Republic of Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Eugene Chashchin Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Alan Rothery Scotland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Serbia & Montenegro
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Ivan Mala Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Alan Harvey South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Alejandro Oria Cáceres  Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography   Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Mekan Nurbadov Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Danny Pickens USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Lauren McGough USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Anatoly Tokar Ukraine
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Shuhrat Islamov Uzbekistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Mr. Raymond Enrique Ruiz Panneflek Venezuela
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Mr. Tran Hoang Hai Vietnam
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Linda Wright Wales
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Photography Kevin Wicks Zimbabwe
Art & Craft 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Arturo Solaro  Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Luiz Claudio Rodrigues Janoni Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Madeleine van der Knoop  Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Alonso Salazar Chile
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Chen Liang China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Croatia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Ondrej Pelican Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Philip Bork Christensen Denmark
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Ebtissem France
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Georgian Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Dieter Schiele Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Hungary
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Indonesia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Abbas Akbari Bisheh  Iran
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Giancarlo Pirrotta Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Kazuya ISHIKAWA Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Yessengali Sadyrbayev Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Kyrghistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Johan Cuschieri Malta
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Martha Soledad Torres Tafolla Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Narbyek Khasim  Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Morocco
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art John Moore  Northern Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Nic Dillon New Zealand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Ibrahim Ahmed Pakistan?
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Jose Antonio Maradiegue Peru
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Dawid Dudek  Poland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Francisco Galamba  Portugal
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Johan Kolman  Republic of Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Korn Vasile Romania
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Anatoliy Luzhin Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Scotland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Serbia & Montenegro
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Lubomir Malek Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Slovenia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Thys Walters South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   South Korea
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Adolfo Ruiz Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Switzerland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Karim Hikimi Tunisia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Maksat Tugurov Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Manuel Carrasco USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Sergei Kislitsa Ukraine
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Maruf Azimov ? Uzbekistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art   Venezuela
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Hoang Duc Hai Vietnam
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Alison Ruth Sturgess Wales
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Art Rodney Cormack Zimbabwe
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry equipment Ian Maccheyne UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Falconry equipment Mark Richards UK
Conferences at Desert Camp
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Javier Ceballos Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Haroon Latif Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Soma Takuya Japan/Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Ricardo Padilla Mexico
  20/11/2014 15/12/2014 Conference Dr Nick Fox UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Antonio Cuartero Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Maros Karabinos Slovakia/UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Martin Brereton Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Tom Richter Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Jones, Michael P  USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Marino Garcia Montijano Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Sami ur Rahman Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Atef Jenhani Tunisia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Oliver Grimm Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Rushil Shergill India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Prof Baudouin van den Abeele Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Kent Carnie USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Prof Sigrid Schwenk Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dennis Keen USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Ulambuyaryn Erdenebat Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Noriko Otsuka Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Sara Schroer Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Nicolas Ospina Colombia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Bobby Suhartanto Indonesia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Masoumeh Safaei Iran
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Sergei Zinoviev Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Nick Williams UK/UAE
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Andrew Dixon UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Janusz Sielicki Poland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Janos Toth Hungary
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Raul Pacchiano Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Alexander Sorokin Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Adrian Lombard South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Adrian Reuter Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Kamran Khan Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Huisheng Chen China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Bakyt Karnakbayev Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Dr Bohumil Straka Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Chairperson TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Chairperson TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Chairperson TBA  
Conference on electrocution
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Odmaa Dolgirjav Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Oyunchimeg Sandui Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Nyamsuren Dondog Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Odbayar Chalhaa Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Oyun Sanjaasuren Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference An other = to be decided by Min Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Onon Yondon Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Bayarbaatar Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Batkhuu Sugarsaikhan Mongolia
  10/12/2014 14/12/2014 Conference Batbayar Bold Mongolia
Music and dance
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horn Blowers Walter Regenfelder Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horn Blowers Heinz Jandl Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horn Blowers Udo Kollmann Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horn Blowers Unsponsored Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Horn Blowers Unsponsored Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 TBA    
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 TBA    
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 TBA    
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Indian flute Manuel Carasco USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Ladies reception Nguyen Mai Trang Vietnam
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Musicians ready to send 4 persons Pakistan
  05/12/2014 14/12/2014 Turkmenistan Enesh Eyeberdiyeva Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Pipe Serdar (musician) Turkmenistan
Arena performers
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Abdelkhak Turlybaev  Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Vladimir Zemblevskiy ? Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Kuvatbek Eshmukambetov Kyrghyzstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Berdibek Sharshembaev Kyrghyzstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Dmitri Rodionov Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Mongol Mendbayar Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Sairaan Kader Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Otgonsaikhan Dorjsuren Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Taj Malook Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Mujeeb ur Rehman Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Shah Khalid Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Seref Akdemirci Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Shahid Khan Bazdar India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Mohammed Shaheer shams India/Bahrain/Phil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Dongseok Woo Korea
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Yukihiro Fujita Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Juan Carlos Rojo Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Pamela (Nellie) Faulkes UK
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Ineke Smets New Zealand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Ana Paula Morel Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Jozef Van Houdt Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Erik De Bruyn Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Ludo Van den Bergh Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Johan Van Dijck Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Arena performer Daniel Smets. Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Special guest or VIP or the oldest delegate Annaaman Movlamov Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Escort to Annaaman Atadurdy Eyeberdiyev Turkmenistan
UNESCO delegates
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Belgium TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Czech Republic TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 France TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Mongolia TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Morocco TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Qatar TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Saudi TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 South Korea TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Spain TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Syria TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 UAE TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Austria TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Hungary TBA  
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Netherlands TBA  
National Falconer representatives
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Kashmir Khan Afghanistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr Farooq Afghanistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Tewfik Ouadou Algeria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Abdelkader Ben Bounif Algeria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Henrike Rezende Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Enrique Alberto Gómez Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sergio Daniel Fazio Argentina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ovaness Stepanyan Armenia 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Fred Spiteri Australia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ali Husamuddeen  Australia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr. Marcel Nicht Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr. Peter Metzner Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr. Martin Ranzenhofer Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dr Harald Barsch Austria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Parviz Nasibzade Azerbaijan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Abdul Aziz Saud Al Qaidi  Bahrain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep   Bahrain 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sergei Usov  Belarus
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Igor Bashkirov Belarus
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Luc Moyson Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Jan Deckers Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Gunter Daes Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Bianchini Lorenza Belgium
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Francisco Javier Delagado Diaz Bolivia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Raúl Ernesto Rojas Llanos Bolivia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Perica Dodig  Bosnia&Herzegovina
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep John Paul Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Bruno Martins da Silveira Gomes Paes <brunomsilveira@globo.com> Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Israel Carlos de Lima  Pimentel  Brazil
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Pavel Yakimov Bulgaria
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Patrick (Paddy) Thompson Canada
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Carl Miller Canada
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Christian González Chile
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Carlos Silva-Quintas  Chile
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Baoyong Zhang China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Li Shi  China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Wu Di China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Yang Silong China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Weidong Zhang China/Australia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Koey He China
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Don Jaime Alberto Quintero Colombia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ivan Horvat  Croatia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Robert Stibric Croatia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Didier Alvarez Hernandez Cuba
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Yosvany Alvarez Bonilla Cuba
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sona Tomkova Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Petr Kolomaznik Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Jan Prochazka Czech Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Anders Ploug Aagard Denmark
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Michael Georgi Denmark
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mario Fernando Andrade Pesantez Ecuador
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Roy Beers El Salvador
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Moh. Mamdouh Mahmoud Taha Egypt
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ahmed Samy Sakr  Egypt
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Derek Stotton England
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Martyn Standley England
  06-07/12/2014 12-13/12/2014 Nat Rep Dr Gordon Mellor England
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dmitri Saksa Estonia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Markku Kallinen Finland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Benoît Labarthe France
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Serge Prévost France
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Lionel Blanchet  France
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Giorgi Gabunia Georgian Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Anzor Miqeladze Georgian Republic
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ulf Voss Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dr Johannes Kuth Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Claas Niehues Germany
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Stavros Lehoudis Greece
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Turcsányi Zoltán Hungary
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Molnár Imre Hungary
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Molnar Bela Hungary
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Raquib Khan India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sarfrazuddin Malik  India
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Panji Aria Putra Indonesia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Reza Parastar Namin Iran
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mehdi Hamedi Iran
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Roberto Mazzetti Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Francesco De Simone Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Andrea Villa Italy
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Yukio Fukuoka Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ms.Misato Ishibashi  Japan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Khaled W.Jaouni Jordan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Zhalgas Akimbekov Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Zhomart Keuyenov Kazakhstan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep   Kuwait
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep   Kuwait
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Almazbek Akunov Kyrghistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mairamkul Asanaliev Kyrghistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Darius Daugela Lithuania
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ognen Polenak Macedonia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Warren Galea Malta
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Francisco Vázquez  Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Hector Verdejo  Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Rusell Salazar Salazar Mexico
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Khaizym Burkitkhan Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Shaimurat Ashkhabyl Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Bauyrjan Sajfalmulik Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Jyenisbyek Syerik Mongolia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Abdelhak Chaouni Morocco
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Abilil Hai Morocco
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mustafa Benali Morocco
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ali El Houti Morocco
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Tom Newton Namibia 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Fritz Klein Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Adrian Koster Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Arno Teunissen Netherlands
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Noel Hyde New Zealand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Debby Stewart-Badger New Zealand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Jamesie King Northern Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Aodhan Brown Northern Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Arbab Ithesham Ullah Khan Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Salman Haider Pakistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Christian Guerra Panama
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Raul Palacios German Princigalli ? Paraguay
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Tatiana María rivarola Quevedo Paraguay
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Jose Luis Gagliardi Ríos Peru
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep David Rodriguez Peru
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Paquito Yatco Philippines
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Alvin layva  Philippines
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Pawel Wieland Poland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mgr inz. Krzysztof Staniszewski Poland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Pedro Afonso Portugal
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Gonçalo Abreu Portugal
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep ZAYED AL-ALI, Al-Maadeed Qatar
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr. Ali Bin Khatem AL-Mihshadi  Qatar
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mr. Mohammad Bin Abdulatif Al-Misnad  Qatar
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mick Docherty Republic of Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Don Ryan  Republic of Ireland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Nicu Parlog Romania
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mihai Hutuleac Romania
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Aleksander Musakov Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Aleksei Bahterev Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Muhamed Al-shameri Russia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep   Saudi Arabia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep   Saudi Arabia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Andrew Knowles-Brown Scotland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Steve Tattersall  Scotland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mileko Acimovich Serbia & Montenegro
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Saša Spasic Serbia & Montenegro
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Miroslav Ostrihon Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ivan Mala Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Lubomír Málek Slovakia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Vilma Alina Soba Slovenia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Igor Tavcar Slovenia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Lizette Beukes  South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dylan Freeman South Africa
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sang hyun Park South Korea
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Hyung gyen Pyo South Korea
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Young dae Noh South Korea
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Andres Lopez Sanchez Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Francisco Javier Rivas Blanco Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Miguel Angel Martin Benito Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Antonio Cuartero Naranjo  Spain
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Chris Eastham Sweden
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Tommy Wingren Sweden
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Christian Hüsler  Switzerland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Felix Moor Switzerland
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Huisheng Chen Taiwan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Lu Chung Hsien Taiwan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Nasrullo Faizullaev Tajikistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep from Abdumannon Ishadhodjaev Tajiklistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Peera Chungteerapanich Thailand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Sirichai Watthanawan Thailand
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Atef Jenhani Tunisia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Nourdine Hajjem Tunisia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Walid Jenhani Tunisia
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Barlas Potukonen  Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dogan Simit Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Seref Akdemirci Turkey 
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Cherkezov Aydogdy Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Bayramov Nurmyrat Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Yusupov Dursun Turkmenistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Robert Brian Welle USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Scott McNeff USA
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Roman Derevianko Ukraine
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Olha Volhina Ukraine
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Manuel Maier Uruguay
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mamatisak Nishanov Uzbekistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Bobur Araslanov Uzbekistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Abdumannon Ishanhodjaev Uzbekistan
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Ricardo Enrique Colorado Garcia Venezuela
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Israel Sleiman Venezuela
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Nguyen Dang Khoa  Vietnam
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dinh Si Nguyen  Vietnam
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Dr David Ridpath  Wales
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Mick Cordell  Wales
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Andre Groenewald Zimbabwe
  06/12/2014 14/12/2014 Nat Rep Piere Heymans Zimbabwe

National Representatives

National Representatives at the 2014 International Festival of Falconry.

The National Representatives are appointed by agreement with the falconers of his or her country to carry out the tasks below. You can find your Representative in the table below. If no name is entered under your country then please chase up your colleagues to get one named and sponsored to attend. Or volunteer!

  1. To be the main contact points between the Festival Office and the falconers of your country. If they cannot understand any of the languages on the website, please find someone to translate each section and we will post if for you on the website.
  2. To encourage falconers from your country to attend the festival and smooth their trip plans for them by liaising with the Festival Office. Some countries are arranging group travel to reduce their costs.Travel plans, visas, hotels and local transport etc will be handled through the travel agents at the Abu Dhabi Office.
  3. To provide to the Festival Office by 1st October 2014 high definition photographs of falconers and countryside from your nation. We will arrange for some of these to be printed on a large scale as a backdrop for your National Camp. You may have some individual ideas on how to show your country at the stand. We will try to do as much for you as possible before you come, so that you do not have to carry heavy display items on the plane.
  4. Check if your country has an Embassy or official Representative in UAE and contact them. Refer them to the Festival and ask for support such as links with your Tourist Board, links with ex-pats living in UAE who can support your nation, links with your Chamber of Commerce who may be interested in the Festival as a venue for meetings and so on.
  5. Co-ordinate within your nation which artist/crafts person and which photographer should be sponsored to attend the festival, with their work for exhibition. Inform the Festival Office as soon as possible.
  6. We cannot promise anything, but if you have a VIP who you would like to invite, apply to the Festival Office with full details. This could be a UNESCO official or a Government Minister relevant to falconry in your country.
  7. If you think your nation, perhaps together with neighbouring nations, can provide a 20 minute arena event, please send details of your idea to the Festival Office as soon as possible.
  8. If you have falconers able to contribute to the general exhibits, such as conservation, heritage, education etc, or have ideas for a new exhibit, encourage them to contact the Festival Office immediately.
  9. If you have falconers who are able to contribute with music, songs or dance relating to falconry, please let us know. We plan to have a Ladies Reception and are looking for Lady Falconers in national dress to participate. This event will be co-ordinated through the IAF ladies group.
  10. You will be responsible for making your National Camp one to be proud of. Link up with the Festival Office on details of tent size, tables, power supply etc. Your task is to convey a real taste of your country. You may wish to include food and cooking (perhaps assisted by ex-pats living in UAE), travel and tourism information, clothing, badges, brochures, DVD displays, music etc. Don’t do all the work yourself. Involve everyone from your country. It should be a team effort.
  11. You will be carrying the flag for your nation in the Grand Parade. Your task is to ensure that if a raptor is available for your team to carry, that it is collected and returned safely. You need to get your team together promptly on time in full national dress. There will be a limit of 10 people per country in the Grand Parade and we have to get one country through the gate every 20 seconds.
  12. Although there will be some specialist media people at the event, you need to ensure that photos or film are taken of your nation so that they can be shown to falconers back home and to your local media.

The list of National Delegates is shown under 'Sponsored Guests'.


Photographic Exhibitors

Subject matter can include any subject related to falconry in your country. Contact your National Representatives for consideration for a sponsored place.There will be one photograph per country, submitted as a high resolution file.This will be printed and hung for you by the local organisers. Exhibitors will provide print and copyright of winning photo in each class.

  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China - Wu Peng
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic - Zdenek Tunka
  • Denmark - Christina Hauschildt
  • England
  • Estonia - Svetlana Saksa
  • France
  • Georgian Republic
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • IAF
  • India -
  • Iran - Dr Reza Kiamarzi
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Jordan - Khaled W.Jaouni
  • Kazakhstan - Oleg Belyalov
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrghistan
  • Malta - Marco Aquilina
  • Mexico
  • Mongolia - Khainar Khaisanai
  • Morocco
  • Northern Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand - Kurien Johannen
  • Pakistan -Muhammad Amjad
  • Peru - Raul Ramirez
  • Poland - Pszczotka Michal
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland - Alan Rothery
  • Serbia & Montenegro
  • Slovakia -Ivan Mala
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa - Alan Harvey
  • SouthKorea
  • Spain - Alejandro Oria Caceres
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • USA - Danny Pickens
  • Ukraine - Anatoly Tokar
  • Uzbekistan - Shuxrat Islamov
  • Venezuela
  • Wales - Linda Wright
  • Zimbabwe - Kewin Wicks

Art & Craft Exhibitors

  • Selection will be done by the National Representatives of each nation.
  • Your entry must be entirely your own original work, not defame anybody nor breach any copyright.
  • Any form of artwork may be entered, including two and three dimensional work in any medium including ceramics, needlework and leatherwork.
  • The artwork must be in the original form from the hand of the artist. Prints will not be accepted except insofar as they constitute original work in themselves, such as woodcuts, litho prints, screen prints or, for example, bronze castings.
  • The art can be art for art’s sake (ie essentially without practical function) or it can be some type of craft work or decorative work, such as a falcon hood, glove or hawking bag, depending on category.
  • You agree to provide the original artwork for exhibition at the Festival.
  • The organisers agree to fund the transport and exhibition of the artwork but do not accept any liability for damage howsoever caused.We will not accept any work that is too large to come as accompanied luggage with the exhibitor and we will not arrange separate transport for any item.
  • Entries may be offered for sale during the Festival but may not be removed until 1700 on Saturday 14th December 2014.
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Brazil- Delo Chiarelli Virginio ?
  • Belgium
  • Bolivia
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China - Chen Liang
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic - Milan Erben
  • England
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Georgian Republic
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Iran - Shapur Akbari
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan- Yessengali Sadyrbayev
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrghistan
  • Malta- Johan Cuschieri
  • Mexico- Marisol Pacchiano
  • Mongolia- Narbyek Khasim
  • Morocco
  • Northern Ireland- John Moore
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand- Nic Dillon
  • Pakistan- Ibrahim Ahmed
  • Peru - Jose Antonio Maradiegue
  • Poland- David Dudek
  • Portugal- Francisco Galamba
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Ireland- Johan Kolman
  • Romania- Korn Vasile
  • Russia- Vadim Gorbatov
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland- Colin Woolf
  • Serbia & Montenegro
  • Slovakia- Lubomir Malek
  • Slovenia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain- Adolfo Ruiz
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia - Karim Hikimi
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan- Maksat Tugurov
  • USA
  • Ukraine - Sergei Kislitsa
  • Uzbekistan
  • Venezuela
  • Wales
  • Zimbabwe- Rodney Cormack
  • Falconry equipment - Ian Maccheyne
  • Falconry equipment - Mark Richards

Conference Speakers

Details of the Conference are still in the planning stage. If you think you have something to contribute please contact us.

Day1 Session 1 Speaker 1  Dr Javier Ceballos
Day1 Session 1 Speaker 2   Haroon Latif
Day1 Session 1 Speaker 3   Dr Soma Takuya
Day1 Session 1 Speaker 4  Ricardfo Padilla
Day1 Session 1 Speaker 5  Dr Nick Fox
Day1 Session 2 Speaker 1  Antonio Caurtero
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Day1 Session 2 Speaker 3  Martin Brereton
Day1 Session 2 Speaker 4  Michael P. Jones
Day1 Session 2 Speaker 5  Dr Marino Garcia Montijano
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Day 2 Session 1 Speaker 1  Sami ur Rahman
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Day 2 Session 1 Speaker 3  Dr Oliver Grimm
Day 2 Session 1 Speaker 4  Rushil Shergill
Day 2 Session 1 Speaker 5  Prof Baudouin van den Abeele
Day 2 Session 2 Speaker 1  Kent Carnie
Day 2 Session 2 Speaker 2  Dick ten Bosch
Day 2 Session 2 Speaker 3  Prof Sigrid Schwenk
Day 2 Session 2 Speaker 4  Dr Dennis Keen
Day 2 Session 2 Speaker 5  Noriko Otsuka
Day 2 Session 3 Speaker 1  Erdenebat Ulambayar
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Day 3 Session 1 Speaker 1  Nicolas Ospina
Day 3 Session 1 Speaker 2  Bobby Suhartanto
Day 3 Session 1 Speaker 3  Masoumeh Safaei
Day 3 Session 1 Speaker 4  Dr Sergei Zinoviev
Day 3 Session 1 Speaker 5  Nick Williams
Day 3 Session 2 Speaker 1  Dr Andrew Dixon
Day 3 Session 2 Speaker 2  Janusz Sielicki
Day 3 Session 2 Speaker 3  Janos Toth
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Day 3 Session 2 Speaker 5  Adrian Reuter
Day 3 Session 3 Speaker 1  Karl-Heinz Gersmann
Day 3 Session 3 Speaker 2  Maros Karabinos
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Music, dance, poetry, song and Arena

   

We are looking for singers, musicians, poets and dancers to perform falconry-related items at the Children's Day, the Falconers Feast and at the VIP Gala Dinner and Concert and at the Desert Camp. Please contact us if you have somthing to offer.

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Tasks: To attend all practices and rehearsals as designated by your event organiser.
The arena events are still at the early planning stages. If you have a idea for a 20 minute event, please contact us.
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Hosts for UNESCO delegates

Tasks: To attend the workshop on UNESCO Action Plans (day of week) ?? December 2014
To host and escort your UNESCO delegates as needed, to explain to them all aspects of falconry.
Dress code: National dress on appropriate occasions
1 Belgium  
2    
1 Czech Republic  
2    
1 China  
2    
1 France  
2    
1 Mongolia  
2    
1 Morocco  
2    
1 Qatar  
2    
1 Saudi  
2    
1 Slovakia  
2    
1 South Korea  
2    
1 Spain  
2    
1 Syria  
2    
1 UAE  
2    
3    
4    
1 Hungary  
2    
1 Croatia  
2    
1 Netherlands  
2  Tula Stapert
 
1 Tunisia  
2    
1 Austria  
2    
1 Turkey  
2
 

Tent list

Zones/tents Tent Location/code Size Shape TV Tables Chairs WhiteBoards Fans Nation Flags
Gulf countries                  
Bahrain               1 1
Kuwait               1 1
Qatar               1 1
Saudi               1 1
                   
North Africa                
Algeria E1 5x5 Square 0          
Egypt E2 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Morocco E3 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Tunisia E4 5x5 Square 0          
                   
Steppe Village                
Kazakhstan V1 6m Yurt 1 1 4 2 1 1
Kyrgizstan V2 6m Yurt 1 1 4 2 1 1
Mongolia V6 6m Yurt 1 1 4 2 1 1
Turkmenistan V7 6m Yurt 1 1 4 2 1 1
Uzbekistan V8 6m Yurt 1 1 4 2 1 1
                   
Tepee Village                
USA V3 6m Tepee       2 1 1
Share V5 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Canada V4 6m Tepee       2 1 1
                   
South America                
Argentina E22 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Bolivia E22       1 4 2   1
Brazil E23 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Chile E39 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Colombia E39 0     1 4 2   1
Cuba E40 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Ecuador E40 0 Square   1 4 2   1
El Salvador E41 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Panama E41 0   0     2   1
Paraguay E42 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Peru E42 0     1 4 2   1
Uruguay E43 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Venezuela E43 0     1 4 2   1
                   
Southern Africa                
South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia E20+E21 5x10 Square 1 2 8 4 2 3
                   
UK camp                
England E34+E35 5x10 Square 1 2 8 4 2 1
Northern Ireland and Irish Republic E36 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 2
Scotland E37 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Wales E38 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Coloured tent         1 4 2    
Scandinavia and Baltic                  
Denmark, Estonia,Finland, Lithuania, Sweden E28+E29 5x10 Square 2 2 8 4 2 5
                   
Oceania                
Australia E15 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
New Zealand E15 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Philippines E16 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Indonesia E16 0 Square 0 1 4 2 0 1
                   
 Middle East                
Afghanistan E32 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Iran E33 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
                   
 Eastern Europe                
Armenia E45 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Georgian Republic E6 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Belarus E18 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Russia E44 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Ukraine E46 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
                   
 Southern & Eastern Europe              
                   
Poland E17 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
                   
 East Asia                  
China E24+E25 5x10 Square 1 2 8 4 2 1
Taiwan E26 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
South Korea E27 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
                   
 Balkan Countries                
Bulgaria E59 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Greece                  
Romania E55 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Slovenia, Macedonia E30+E31 5x10 Square 1 2 8 4 2 4
Austria E58 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Belgium E56 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Czech Republic E5 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
France E47 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Germany E57 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Hungary E50 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
India E11 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Italy E7 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Japan E14 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Malta E10 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Mexico E9 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Netherlands E51 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Pakistan E12+E13 5x10 Square 1 2 8 4 2 1
Slovakia E54 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Spain E48 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Portugal E49 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Azerbaijan E60 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Turkey E52 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1
Vietnam E53 5x5 Square 0 1 4 2 1 1
Thailand E8 5x5 Square 1 1 4 2 1 1

Arena Events (provisional)

Arena Events 11-13th December 2014
NOTE: This is the 2011 programme. The new programme is under development.
Start Finish    
1000 1030 North America USA and Canada
1030 1100 South Africa and Oceania Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, New Zealand, Australia
1100 1130 East Asia China,Japan,Korea
1130 1200 South America Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Paraguay, Uraguay, Chile, Argentina,Bolivia, El Salvador, Spain
1200 1230 Pakistan  
1230 1300 Western Europe Netherlands, Belgium, France
1300 1600 Lunch  
1600 1630 UK England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland
1630 1700 Steppe Nations Khazakhstan, Kyrgizstan, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Hungary
1700 1730 UAE  
1730 1830 Grand Parade of Nations All nations

More details will be posted soon. Write the dates in your diary now!

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