The 17th edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition was held yesterday morning under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region and President of the Emirates Falconers Club. Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Center (ADNEC), with participation of more than 650 local, Gulf and foreign exhibitors, will showcase their products on an area of 45,000 square meters.
This year's edition of the exhibition seeks to shed light on the concepts of tolerance and the lofty values that characterized the people of the UAE through its civilizational journey, in line with the declaration of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, 2019 Year of Tolerance, based on the human legacy laid down by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE, and the first environmentalist on this great human value, which has become an approach to the UAE's multi-cultural and multi-cultural society.
This year's exhibition includes 11 sections: equestrian and falconry, hunting and camping equipment, fishing, sports and marine, hunting weapons, arts and crafts, hunting and safari trips, vehicles and equipment for outdoor entertainment, promotion and preservation of cultural heritage, media, products and services Veterinary and pharmacy, as well as the allocation of «Arena Arena» for special offers for horses, camels and dogs. For the first time, the 17th edition of the exhibition will feature a daily falcon auction, which will be held throughout the days of the exhibition, as well as the organization of the first international dog show in the UAE, which will provide an opportunity for fans and visitors to see more than 200 breeds of dogs from more than 15 countries.
The first day of the exhibition witnessed the opening of the Conference on “Illicit Trafficking in Birds of Prey”, in the presence of the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, Dr. Thani Bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, who stressed that illegal trade in birds of prey has become one of the priority issues globally, given its Importance in the ecosystem, and in the cultural and cultural heritage in various countries of the world. He pointed out the efforts exerted by the UAE to preserve biodiversity in general, and birds of prey in particular, where the UAE has developed a legal framework to protect these birds from various threats to them, especially the disruption of habitats, poaching and illegal trade in species. In accordance with the provisions of the CITES Convention, the provisions of the International Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Animals (CMS), which we have the honor to host its regional office in Abu Dhabi, Wildlife Conservation in the GCC Countries. In addition, the UAE has worked to build and develop human and material capacities to monitor illegal trade in species, both at border points and in local markets or through electronic means, and to raise awareness of sustainable fishing practices and legitimate trade in species. It has also worked to establish several hospitals and centers for the treatment of falcons, research and breeding centers inside and outside the country, and provide them with the best scientific expertise and the latest technology, in addition to identifying important sites for birds in the country, and update the national red list of endangered bird species.
He pointed out that the UAE's efforts in this context were not limited to the local scope, but extended to the global scope. It is worth mentioning in this context the Sheikh Zayed Falcon Launch Program, which since its inception in 1995 has succeeded in launching more than 1,900 falcons in areas of natural spread and follow-up behavior and migration path with the latest systems and technologies available, and the initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince Abu Dhabi Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, in April last year, established a prey bird fund with an initial funding of $ 20 million.
Majid Al Mansouri, Chairman of the World Falconers Federation and Secretary General of the Emirates Falconers Club, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition, said that the organization of falconry and banning the trade of birds of prey require coordinating national, regional and international efforts, and improving management, law enforcement, awareness and information dissemination. He pointed out that the Emirates Falconers Club will work with the World Falconry Federation to encourage falconers to submit more initiatives, projects and proposals to enact laws and legislation that help to preserve nature and wildlife.
Abu Dhabi's police
Abu Dhabi Police will participate in the 17th edition of the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition - Abu Dhabi 2019. The Chairman of the Organizing Security Committee, Brigadier Salim Hamoud Al Balushi, affirmed the readiness of Abu Dhabi Police to ensure the events and provide the necessary capabilities that contribute to the success of this special event. He pointed out that the security committee has prepared a plan that focuses on intensifying awareness efforts for the exhibition's pioneers and highlighting this global event.
He pointed out that Abu Dhabi Police is focusing through its participation on providing the best services and the best quality, befitting the bright cultural status of the UAE, which has assumed a prominent position globally, especially in the manufacture of specialized exhibitions.
He added that the committee is continuing its efforts to determine the readiness of the measures taken to receive the exhibition's pioneers and insurance operations, focusing on the allocation of entrance gates to various segments of society, and the establishment of a customer service center, dedicated to respond to public inquiries about licensing procedures and related technical matters, and the distribution of brochures and special brochures on Pioneers in various insurance and safety procedures and guidelines.
The latest guns
Baynounah National Company for Military Equipment and Hunting is participating in the 17th edition of the International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The booth, which covers 350 meters, includes hundreds of modern pieces of rifles and pistols in cooperation with international companies. In the sale of weapons, binoculars, hunting equipment and the latest guns and light weapons of various kinds.
Saeed Al Ghafli, CEO of Baynunah for Military Equipment and Hunting, said that local companies have proved their presence in the exhibition, which confirms the ability of the sons of the country in this field, pointing out that the exhibition is a great opportunity to exchange experiences and make deals between international specialized companies and interested.
Al-Ghafli noted the level of the organization of the exhibition, the size of local and international exhibitions and the quality of exhibits during this year, praising the high turnout on the exhibition on its first day, which reflects the official and popular interest in this annual event, which is concerned with the preservation and preservation of heritage, which are activities and events keen leadership of the UAE Continuity.
Tamarin, the UAE's leading manufacturer, producer and sales of hunting knives, has announced the launch of a unique variety of its production of Saleh's knives, in addition to highlighting the products of global hunting knives manufacturers, with whom they have an exclusive partnership for the Gulf markets. The company offers the audience - hunting enthusiasts - the finest and best products from the global hunting knives, and specially made for professionals and enthusiasts of hunting and the acquisition of unique pieces, produced by companies such as William Henry, one of the largest and largest manufacturers of knives in the United States, and Prices ranged between 50 and 55 thousand AED, as one piece of knives William Henry takes about manufactured a full eight months.
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