ADIHEX 2022’s captive-bred Falcon Auction to feature seven categories

ABU DHABI, The Abu Dhabi International Hunting & Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) has announced that the Falcon Auction of its 2022 edition, set to be held from 26th September to 2nd October, will feature seven categories of captive-bred falcons, namely Pure Gyr, Peregrine, Saker, Pure Gyr male Karmousha, Gyr Saker, Gyr Saker male, and Gyr Peregrine.

The Auction targets the owners of falcons breeding facilities and farms in the UAE and all countries around the world, organisers of falcon auctions, traders of captive-bred falcons, falconers in the UAE and Arab Gulf Region, VIPs and businessmen interested in the falconry sector, and UAE community members and residents as well as tourists.

ADIHEX has become an ideal opportunity to promote sustainable hunting by inviting thousands of visitors, including local and GCC falconers, as well as falconers from several countries around the world, this aims to use captive-bred falcons provided by the best local and European falcon farms participating in the exhibition.

Among the general requirements for participating in the auction is that the participant is officially registered with ADIHEX, complies with the specified number falcons allowed to participate, puts his falcons in the custody of the organising committee 6 hours before the commencement of the Auction. Moreover, they need to obtain a disease-free certificate for the participating falcons, and avoid feeding the falcons during the auction, as well as to undertake to abide by all the regulatory and health preventive conditions. Additionally, the participants may only sell the falcons after the completion of the auction process, and they are not allowed to withdraw from the Auction.

Majid Ali Al Mansouri, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of ADIHEX and Secretary-General of the Emirates Falconers Club, said that the ADIHEX has turned into an ideal international platform displaying the best types of captive-bred falcons in Abu Dhabi, from the best falcon breeding farms in the world.

ADIHEX succeeded in promoting the idea that the alternative falcons bred in captivity proved their high hunting ability, and that they are no less efficient than wild falcons, if they are cared for and trained according to well-founded principles.

The Falcon Auction aims to promote the exhibition’s theme by strengthening the role of the Emirates Falconers Club in preserving and developing the authentic heritage and sustainable hunting. It also seeks to establish a perfect platform for selling, purchasing, and producing the best captive-bred falcons, and to enhance the role of ADIHEX in the industry of falcon farms in the region and the world.

Furthermore, the Falcon Auction seeks to highlight the leading scientific role of the UAE in the birds breeding research, preserving wild birds, and encouraging the production of birds of high specifications in sufficient numbers and at reasonable prices for falconers.

The upcoming 19th edition of ADIHEX is organised by Emirates Falconers’ Club and sponsored by the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, International Fund for Houbara Conservation and Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre where the event is being held. Moreover, the sponsor of the “Hunting Weapons” sector is Caracal International LLC, with POLARIS-Specialised Sports Equipment as the visitor experience partner, and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the supporting partner.

Source: Emirates News Agency