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The Emirates Falconers Club was established on September 24, 2001, and has taken great confident strides and achieved significant achievements in a short period of time in its quest to transfer ancestral heritage in this field to future generations, serving the falconers of the UAE and the Gulf and preserving falcons and preys from extinction.

EFC endeavors to raise awareness about sustainable practices and the ethics of falconry. EFC aims to promote falconry and preserve this authentic Arab heritage through different awareness programs set to promote sound principles of falconry in hunting, training, nutrition, diseases and prevention. EFC also promotes sustainable hunting practices and the ethics of falconry as a reflection of an authentic Arab heritage that balances hunting activities with wildlife protection in order to restore the ecological balance of nature by a number of means including preventing overhunting by providing abundant queries bred in captivity for restocking of nature and falcon training. EFC organizes youth training on basic practices of falconry and holds periodic meetings to allow beginners developing their capabilities and learn more about sustainable hunting The club provides material and logistical assistance to scientific institutions, scientists, researchers and specialists in the field of falcons breeding, its preys, its protection, protection of its natural environment or areas of spread, to create a mechanism for communication and cooperation with parties of common interest, whether governmental, international organizations, civil society organizations or individual institutions.

The Club organizes annually the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, and periodically the International Festival of Falconry in Abu Dhabi, which

contributed in recording the falconry as a legacy of UNESCO's 2010 list and the establishment of the "Middle East Falconry Archive" which is currently available in Abu Dhabi.