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Most Beautiful Captive-Bred Falcons

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Three categories in the contest of the Most Beautiful Captive-Bred Falcons at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX)


Abu Dhabi, 02 August 2022

Captive-bred falcons represented a genuine revolution in the sport of falconry and in the sustainability and revival of this authentic heritage. In the Middle East, the use of captive-bred falcons has become noticeably widespread in the Arab Gulf countries.

The use of captive-bred falcons to practice falconry has contributed to reducing pressure on the use of wild falcons and enhancing its numbers. Abu Dhabi’s research and scientific efforts has helped in improving the breeds of falcons to become stronger and more immune to diseases. It also worked on producing selected species with distinctive hunting qualities and aesthetics.

The Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) announced the launch of a new edition of the contest “The Most Beautiful Captive-Bred Falcons”, which has achieved wide international fame and attracted many participants who are keen annually to present their best captive-bred falcons from falcon farms in the region and the world.