Code of Conduct



  • Members of the IRBPP are expected to comply with the Code of Conduct as it stands and agree to any variations that may apply from time to time.

  • New members of the IRBPP  confirm their intention to adhere to the Code of Conduct by submitting their application.

  • Existing members of the IRBPP will be invited to renew their membership annually at the absolute discretion of the IRBPP.  Acceptance of the renewal invitation and the payment of the prescribed fees shall be construed as acceptance of the member’s obligation to comply with the Code of Conduct.


  1. Members of the IRBPP shall maintain and promote the IRBPP as a professional body representing the interests of individuals who work with birds of prey in any commercial or professional capacity

  2. Members shall operate within the laws and regulations of the territory in which they perform professional operations and take reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of the environment, themselves, their birds of prey, other people and animals in the course of providing their services.

  3. Members shall keep auditable records of activities undertaken and outcomes that demonstrate compliance with all relevant legislation pertaining to the territory in which the operations are performed.

  4. Members shall advertise their services fairly and ethically using the IRBPP Logo and approved form of words. Members shall not solicit nor undertake any job of work which is outside the scope of their professional competence at the time of delivery.

  5. Members shall at all times act with integrity maintaining good business relationships with their clients, other members and professionals and the public having due regard to the reputation of the IRBPP its members and the professional use of birds of prey in the service of man

  6. Members will maintain the highest possible welfare standards for any bird of prey in their care and for any other animal injured or impacted by their actions at any time whether undertaking professional operations or not.

  7. Members will act with courtesy to all members of the pubic at all times, including those whose views may differ from their own.

  8. Members undertaking bird abatement or pest control activities using birds of prey shall practice a least harm or least intervention policy when choosing methods to be used, having due regard to the circumstances, their client need and the welfare of their birds of prey.

  9. Members shall at all times strive to improve the standards of care, welfare, training and use of birds of prey

  10. Members shall commit to self development through continuing personal development (CPD)