Synonyms for parahawking or Related words with parahawking
Examples of "parahawking"
In February 2017 Mason announced that
has been shut down:
Already in 2010 the Nepalese government announced that the Himalayan Raptor Rescue Centre in Pokhara is to be closed following allegations that it was illegally holding endangered birds and that the
amounted to cruelty. Despite these allegations
stayed operational in Pokhara until 2017.
is an activity that combines paragliding with falconry. Birds of prey are trained to fly with paragliders, guiding them to thermals.
On 15 February 2017 Mason announced on his Facebook page that the last ever
flight in Nepal was performed with the vulture Bob and the passenger Paula Graham.
Mason and Hill documented their endeavours, with help from colleague Graham Saunders-Griffiths, in a film entitled "
". In addition to being named Best Debut Film at the 2003 Festival International du Film de Vol libre in St-Hilaire, France (held as part of the Coupe Icare), and winning top prize in the 'Air' category at the 5th Hory a Mesto international festival of mountain films in Slovakia, "
" was a finalist in the category of 'Best Film on Mountain Sports' at the 2003 Banff Mountain Film Festival, and competed for the title of 'Best Documentary' at the 2004 Cervino International Film Festival.
The government of Nepal confiscated all birds. One of which was a booted eagle called Barry that had been given to the
Project for care by the British Embassy in Kathmandu after being mauled by a dog and had extensive feather damage. Barry was taken in by Kathmandu Central Zoo who insisted he was a black kite and eventually released him to a nearby forest despite not being able to fly at the time.
was developed by British falconer Scott Mason in 2001. Mason began a round-the-world trip in Pokhara, Nepal, where many birds of prey – such as the griffon vulture, steppe eagle and black kite – can be found. While taking a tandem paragliding flight with British paraglider Adam Hill, he had the opportunity to see raptors in flight, and realised that he could combine the sports of paragliding and falconry.
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