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Falconers across the world today have inherited an ancient and noble sport with diverse regional and national traditions developed over centuries, but one with a shared common origin and capacity to enthrall its followers. The Falconry Heritage Trust seeks to celebrate this diversity and promote falconry's great sense of unity through ensuring that items of importance to the sport's history are not lost. The Falconry Heritage Trust numbers many of the world's most well known falconers and falconry organizations as supporters. Trustees include Dr. Nick Fox, Mr. Roger Upton, Lt. Col. Kent Carnie and Mr. José-Manuel Rodríguez Villa Matons, with His Excellency Mohamed Al Bowardi and Count Umberto Caproni di Taliedo and M. Patrick Morel as Patrons of the Trust. Supporting organizations include:

  • The Archives of Falconry
  • British Falconers' Club
  • Emirates Falconers' Club
  • Hawk Board (UK)
  • International Association for Falconry
  • North American Falconers' Association
  • Zen-Nihon Takagari Kyougikai (National Conference for Japanese Falconry)

The FHT aims to establish a portal for the world's falconers and other interested parties to access aspects of the sport's rich heritage by linking existing physical archives, including international private and public collections, through the medium of an electronic archive. This archive will feature falconry furniture, works of art, books, correspondence from leading falconers and film and photographic material for the education and interest of falconer and scholar alike. We hope that, whatever your background or interest in our sport, you may find something of value through our archive to deepen your knowledge, understanding and passion for falconry and will help us, through your support, to preserve this precious cultural heritage for future generations.