Falconry a venerable cultural pursuit in Spain

Introduced into Europe in the early Middle Ages, it became such an embedded part of Spanish culture that in 2010 it was included for this pursuit on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list along with 17 other countries These days it also plays a great part in Spanish conservation efforts, with centres also playing an important role in breeding vulnerable species like the Eastern Imperial Eagle, osprey, and other raptors, and reintroducing them into their natural habitats.

Read more in our post For the 'Aves': The Art & Sport of Falconry in Spain.



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