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United Arab Emirates (UAE). Dubai. Falcon & Heritage Sports Centre. The shop sells falcons and all equipment needed for falconry. A salesman controls the falcon's passport which was issued by the Ministry of Environment and Water (according to the Convention International Trade Endangered Species of Wild Fauna & Flora). The passport is valid for three years and has an ID number corresponding to the ring which falcons are required to wear on leg. Before getting a new ring, he makes sure that the papers are in order, as part fighting illegal smuggling of falcons in the country. Border control officials are required to validate the falcon’s international movements just like they would any other passenger, verifying and stamping the passports. Falcons are birds of prey in the genus Falco, which includes about 40 species. Adult falcons have thin, tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and change direction rapidly. Additionally, they have keen eyesight for detecting food at a distance or during flight, strong feet equipped with talons for grasping or killing prey, and powerful, curved beaks for tearing flesh. Falcons kill with their beaks, using a "tooth" on the side of their beaks. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a country in Western Asia at the northeast end of the Arabian Peninsula. 16.02.2020  © 2020 Didier Ruef