Animal Activities Licensing – a new UK framework

The bird of prey community in England is still trying to come to terms with the requirements of the new Animal Activities Licensing regulations which passed into UK law in April this year.

The requirement for inspection of premises holding birds of prey for commercial breeding, or for the training of birds of prey for ‘exhibition’ is not in itself a bad thing as this should lead to improved welfare for raptors.  However, the lack of consultation by Government with the bird of prey community and important decisions being made without the input of knowledgeable bird of prey professionals has led to a set of regulations that are not fit for purpose.

Sadly the Hawk Board (the UK’s official voice of the bird of prey community) was completely side-lined during the consultation process and was not invited to take part in the drafting of the new regulations.   This has led to much criticism of DEFRA the UK government body responsible.

The new rules come into force on October 1st 2018.  (March 2019 for existing holders of Performing Animals Licences’).

In response to an overwhelming vote in favour at The National Conference of bird of prey professionals, Raptor Awards CIC is currently developing document packs, guidance material and other training material to help those bird of prey keepers affected  by the new regulations to make the transition to the new regime as painless as possible.

 

GDPR – new privacy statement

You can’t have failed over recent weeks to have noticed that something has been going on with the way organisations handle personal data.

An EU ruling has meant that any person or body holding ‘attributable personal information’ now has to apply new rules and procedures when collecting, using, or sharing data.

Whilst this has created quite a lot of work in understanding what’s required and then implementing changes, we are pleased to confirm that we met our new obligations well in advance of the deadline.

We have published a brand new Privacy Statement which is available from the menu bar.  This sets out clearly how we will deal with any information that we hold about you.

Because of our ‘ongoing relationship’ with members we were exempt from some of the more onerous parts of the new rules, however, we still chose to apply the full range of improvements to ensure that we have done the best we can to safeguard your information and to deal openly and honestly with our members.

Please feel free to read our new Privacy Statement at your leisure.

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The Falconry App Sponsors Conference

THE FALCONRY APP announced today as the official sponsor of The 1st National Conference of Bird of Prey professionals.

“We are immensely proud to have attracted The Falconry App as the sole sponsor of the National Conference”,  said Derek Hartshorne, Event Administrator. “With their support we are able to bring together an exciting and valuable programme for our conference delegates”

THEFALCONRYAPP

The exciting new Falconry App brings comprehensive hawk data to your fingertips with the tap of a screen.  Specifically designed for simple operation on any device The Falconry App enables you to record and recall data instantly on all your birds of prey.

Get the very best from your hawks with on-screen graphs, weight charts,  food logs, hawking and weather records and so much more.  Plus special offers for App users from equipment manufacturers, food suppliers and more:

Store your photos, share them to social media and recall past flights with geo-tagged images and location based reporting.

No more lost records – all your data forever in one complete package.

The world of falconry just moved into the 21st Century!

1st National Conference of Bird of Prey Professionals

 

IRBPP Members are entitled to a discount – please mail for coupon code if you haven’t already received it.

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Official Conference sponsors announced:

THEFALCONRYAPP

The exciting new Falconry App brings comprehensive hawk data to your fingertips with the tap of a screen.  Specifically designed for simple operation on any device The Falconry App enables you to record and recall data instantly on all your birds of prey.

Get the very best from your hawks with on-screen graphs, weight charts,  food logs, hawking and weather records and so much more.  Plus special offers for App users from equipment manufacturers, food suppliers and more:

Store your photos, share them to social media and recall past flights with geo-tagged images and location based reporting.

No more lost records – all your data forever in one complete package.

The world of falconry just moved into the 21st Century!

Raptor Health

Raptor Health articles released

We are delighted to announce that we have agreed  with one of the World’s leading Raptor Veterinary Specialists to publish a range of advanced Raptor Health Articles.

Available to all members of the IRBPP through our publications area these articles will be published over the next few months, starting December.

Article one deals with ‘ADENOVIRUS INFECTION IN RAPTORS’

Abstract: Although previously described as a cause of mortality, adenoviral infection remains an under-reported disease in raptors. Previous reports of adenovirus infection in raptors have described clinical signs, including haemorrhages, haemorrhagic enteritis, neurologic abnormalities and sudden death. This report describes adenoviral outbrea …