WWG - IAF
Womens Working Group
The mission of the Women's Working Group is to work with IAF to assist women falconers around the world, through education, promotion, networking and mentoring as we seek to practice the sport of falconry as a hunting tradition. To document and preserve the general history of our art as well as women's role within it. Many women have contributed to the history, methodology and community of Falconry worldwide. IAF's board and advisory committee includes women falconers and there are women falconers serving as national delegates on the IAF Council of Delegates.
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Provide a positive and encouraging space for female falconers
Promote responsible falconry and raptor management
Celebrate the heritage and history of falconry.
Support World and world-wide conservation projects and charities.
Our organization is dedicated to the preservation of the ancient art of falconry, a hunting tradition defined as 'taking quarry in its natural state and habitat by means of trained birds of prey'. Preserving falconry involves maintaining not only the traditional culture that builds practical skills of empathy with animals, but also the conservation of raptors and their prey through Preservation Of Natural Habitats. We therefore encourage falconry within the context of sustainable use of wildlife.
We also promote Welfare and Veterinary Research on birds of prey and, where appropriate, domestic breeding of raptors for falconry, including such species as Peregrine falcons, Goshawks, Saker and Gyr falcons and all other species of raptors in whatever part of the world they may be used for falconry and hunting.
IAF is also involved in international work to eradicate the Illegal Trade Of Wildlife, and is a member of the UNEP/CMS International Task Force on Illegal Killing of Birds in the Mediterranean.
In our site, you will find pages on the History Of Falconry and its role in Conservation, its contribution to culture as well as details of how modern falconry is practised. You can visit our extensive Global Membership List and read about our worldwide activities in the IAF Newsletter.
IAF is an accredited NGO providing advisory services to UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee (NGO-90006) and an accredited member of IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature.