Abu Dhabi hosts workshop on falconry

falcon of Abu DHabiWAM Abu Dhabi, 10 June 2009 (WAM) – A workshop will take place on Wednesday in Abu Dhabi as part of Arab States preparation to submit a dossier for the registration of falconry in the list of intangible cultural heritage of the UNESCO.

The workshop will be held for two days with the participation of UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Morocco and Syria.

“The workshop will discuss the requirements for registration of falconry in the intangible heritage list,” said Dr Nasser bin Ali Al Hamiari, Director of the Department of the Intangible Heritage of the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH).

“After the preparation of the dossier; we will complete some of the international registration procedures as part of the coordination of work and exchange of experiences, especially since the United Arab Emirates has much expertise in this field,” he added.

The opening session will include addresses by Hamiari; Mohammed Khalaf Al Mazrouei, Director General of ADACH; Majed Ali Al Mansouri, Director of the Emirates Falconers Club and Secretary General of the Environment Agency in Abu Dhabi; Bilal bin Rabie Al Budour, Director Executive of the Ministry of Culture, Arts, Culture, Youth and Community Development; and Ali Awadh bin Saleh, President of the Intergovernmental Committee; in addition to other participating delegations.

The workshop, in its first day, will discuss the requirements of registration, list of surveys, and the participation of local community, presented by Dr. Ismail Ali Al Faheel. The registration form will be presented by Dr. Sulaiman Najem Khalaf.

The second day will be devoted to the preparation of the international dossier on falconry with the participation of all members. There will be a review of what has been completed regarding the international dossier

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