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07 - A Falconer for Life

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Carl Millier has been practicing the art of falconry for several years.  Fascinated by birds of prey, he breeds them and trains them to perform some amazing feats like ensuring aircraft safety at airports.  Carl Millier helps us discover what magnificent birds these raptors really are, and prompts us to reflect on the deplorable attitude people often have towards them.


With his vast knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Carl Millier is a rare and fascinating creature in his own right. An environmental biologist by training, this young man in his thirties has been practicing the art of falconry for many years. His company raises birds of prey and trains them for a surprising career: aviation safety.

A firm believer in educating the public on wildlife conservation, Millier has established an learning program in schools, and recently wrote a book to raise awareness of these magnificent birds. He reminds us that the trust of wild animals is not something we can demand, but something we earn.

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