Recovering the Royal Falconry of Salvaterra de Magos: heritage and development is a project promoted by the Municipality of Salvaterra de Magos in partnership with the Portuguese Falconry Association and the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage.
The main objective of this project is the implementation of the Plan for the Safeguarding of Royal Falconry, which already allowed, in 2016, the integration of Portugal in the group of countries that have the practice of Falconry registered by UNESCO in the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Under this plan, we expect to make Royal Falconry an asset of local development and a national reference in the art of falconry, both scientifically and for training.
Outputs and further information
- Integration of Portugal into the group of countries that have the practice of Falconry inscribed on the List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (UNESCO, 2016)
- Special edition of the journal “Salvaterra. Memórias de um Concelho” under the responsibility of Patrícia Leite.
- Portuguese postal stamp edition (CTT): on March 23, 2013, CTT-Correios de Portugal launched in Salvaterra de Magos a new edition dedicated to falconry.
See: APF website | Correio da Manhã (Portuguese daily newspaper)
- Thanks to the kind permission of the Fundação/Museu do Oriente, the catalogue “The Art of Falconry from the East to the West” is available on the UNESCO Chair’s website. The exhibition with the same name took place at the Museu do Oriente in Lisbon between November 20, 2015, and March 6, 2016, bringing together paintings, engravings, sculptures, textiles, tiles, equipment, photographs and videos from museums, foundations and private collections, both foreign and national.
PDF-file of the catalogue The Art of Falconry.