Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Deputy President of the International Federation for Falconry Sports and Racing (IFFSR), chaired a meeting of the federation’s board of directors on behalf of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Second Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Chairman of the Federation.
The meeting took place via video conferencing, with the participation of representatives of the board’s member entities from 11 countries.
During the meeting, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamad commended the association’s initiatives, wishing that those concerned would benefit from outcomes that will contribute to the federation’s programmes.
Rashid Mubarak Saeed bin Markhan Al Ketbi, Secretary-General of the IFFSR, presented the issues on the meeting’s agenda.
The board of directors then approved the federation’s articles of incorporation, which were drafted under relevant international standards.
The board’s members were briefed about the preparations for the 400-metre “International Falconry Cup,” which Sheikh Ahmed recently said would be organised in December.
The cup is the first initiative launched by the federation as part of its strategy to promote falconry worldwide.
The meeting also covered the sport’s racing system, participation mechanisms, technical regulations, and the file of the International Falconry Forum scheduled for December.
The forum aims to address three main pillars, which are the international development and advancement of falconry and hunting with falcons, fostering global dialogue among relevant entities and individuals regarding relevant opportunities and challenges, and devising common executive mechanisms to facilitate and enhance the progress of falconry and hunting with falcons.
Moreover, the meeting addressed a training programme for falconry races with drones and explored ways of increasing the expertise of all participants to transfer knowledge to international teams while staying up-to-date with the latest practices and standards.
News Source: Emirates News Agency