Falconry, Cyprus’ intangible cultural heritage
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The ancient art of falconry has a part to play in modern conservation
By Constantinos Antoniou
Who can imagine our island as a Mediterranean wildlife oasis where nobles, knights and kings roamed on horseback, hunting with trained birds of prey? Yet this was the reality throughout our island’s history with evidence emerging as early as 11th century BC.
Falconry by definition is the “hunting of wild animals in their natural state and habitat by means of a trained bird of prey”. Thi….. Read More On: Cyprus Mail

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