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  1. Birds of prey get ready to take wing at new Ocean Park exhibit

    Posted Jan 15th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... Kobi Chan Ocean Park trainers are preparing a flock of new arrivals for the public gaze- not pandas or endangered fish, but raptors. The four protected species of raptor- the steppe eagle, Lanner falcon, striated caracara and turkey vulture- will go on vi ...

  2. News - China - WILDLIFE

    Environmentalists get claws into plans for Qatari-funded falcon-breeding centre in China

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 06:20pm by Laura Zhou in Beijing laura.zhou@scmp.com

    ... a hunting field for rich Qataris Weibo microblogger Falconry is big business throughout the Gulf states, which include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, and the most popular sport ...

  3. Fierce Falcons

    Posted Jul 25th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by Ellen Whyte Most people think the cheetah is the fastest animal in the world. These big cats can run at 105 km/h. Certainly cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, but the peregrine falcon can move much faster. It is the fastest animal on Earth! The ...

  4. News - World - GERMANY

    German brewers want beer law listed as Unesco world cultural treasure

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:50pm by GDN

    ... Unesco extended its reach to intangible customs and traditions including falconry, French gastronomy and the Spanish flamenco. Additional reporting by Agence France-Presse ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jewellery, garden gnome, chocolate received by UK royal family last year

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:04pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Some of the presents received by the British royal family last year were somewhat odd Jewellery, gnome, chocolate on royal gift list Ornate jewellery, a garden gnome, a replica royal coach made from chocolate, a falconry glove and a subway travel card. If anything, the breadth and sometimes eccentricity of gifts received by members of the royal ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - POLITICS

    Book review: The Tommy Koh Reader, by Tommy Koh

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 03:44pm by David Wilson

    ... When I was serving at the UN in New York, I would receive requests from him for papers on such esoteric topics as falconry and Mormonism. Dr Goh had a childlike curiosity about the world ...

  7. Going to extremes

    Posted Oct 08th 2010, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... it calls the 'most luxurious trip in the world': a horseback falconry trip to Mongolia, recreating the lavish hunting expeditions of Kublai Khan. Travellers are led through the western part of Mongolia by an award-winning filmmaker, local guides and eagle hunters of Bayan-Olgii. As they try their hand at falconry their experience will be captured in an oil painting ...

  8. Magazines - 48hrs - GO

    Parahawking in Nepal takes thrill-seekers to new heights

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 12:00am by Phillippa Stewart

    ... the birds aren't cuddly like pandas, their plight is often overlooked. And as I eye Kevin's talons and pointy beak, I can see why. (I'm quite glad for the falconry glove protecting my ...

  9. Travellers' checks

    Posted Apr 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Enriching experiences Holidaymakers seeking self-improvement can now use their time to perfect a skill with Fairmont's Apprentice-Trips. Packages offer educational experiences from mastering the art of falconry to cookery lessons given by renowned chefs. Guests at the chain's hotel in Kunshan, Jiangsu province (left) can learn rock climbing while those in Montreal, Canada ...

  10. Desert derring-do

    Posted Dec 28th 2005, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... restaurants and shopping malls. This is desert country after all. The previous day I had enjoyed a short camel ride and watched a stunning exhibition of falconry amid the dunes at sunset. For those ...




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