The Japan Falconiformes Center (JFC) was established in 1982 as a natural expansion of The Hawking Club of Japan which has zealously preserved the orthodox tradition-led falconry art of Japan.

The Japan Falconiformes Center




Announcement (9th Dec 2022)

The Japan Falconiformes Center has become member of IUCN


About us

   The Japan Falconiformes Center (JFC) was organized in 1982 to promote various conservation projects for Japanese birds of prey with falconry technique and facilities that was developed by falconers in Edo period (1603-1868).  It is an expansion of the activities of The Hawking Club of Japan that was established 1964 for the preservation of traditional Japanese falconry and the conservation of birds of prey. JFC is member organization of International Association for Falconry & Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) since 1973 and The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2022.

   In Japan, several birds of prey are classified as endangered species by the effect of human activities to develop the style of living.  We think that we should use our wisdom and energy to improve the situation of wildlife after the environmental disruption by human.

   Currently, endangered species in Japan are under government control with related laws, and there are various conservation activities to improve the situation.  Rescue works for injured birds of prey is one of the activities.  JFC carry out the works with falconry skill on the request from related agencies.  Preservation of the habitat is also important to conserve the endangered species.  Viewpoint of falconers is useful to keep the good hunting area or nest site for the wild birds of prey and the understanding of their behavior.  JFC promote the coexistence project for the conservation of the endangered species in various development areas.


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