Proud to support Project Lugger

“Raptor Awards is extremely pleased to have been able to support Project Lugger with a donation from our funds this year. Sadly, this delightful little falcon is in serious decline in its natural environment, and is desperately in need of help”. If you feel able to support Project Lugger please …

Animal Activities Licensing – training day announced

After month’s of work and direct contact with DEFRA, Raptor Awards is now offering a training day for bird of prey businesses requiring a licence. The new regulations became law in April 2018 and the implementation date of 1st October is rapidly approaching. Spaces are strictly limited. More information….

The Falconry App sponsors National 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 …

National Conference -Sold Out!

Amazing response to the 1st National Conference for Bird of Prey Professionals.  Tickets for the 1st national conference sold out in just 4 weeks from launch, and a waiting list for ‘cancelled or returned tickets’ has been established. “This is a fantastic response that has taken us slightly by surprise” …

50% discount on new professional body

The International Register of Bird of Prey Professionals (TM)   … the professional body serving the worldwide community of bird of prey professionals and those who depend upon them. This new professional body for those involved with birds of prey in any occupational context launches October 1st. Check out the  …

97% Falconers support standards

Falconers endorse Raptor Awards approach. In a recent snap poll carried out at a well-known Falconry Fair we asked Falconers about their attitudes to standards of Raptor Care in the UK   The respondents were asked about the current level of bird of prey welfare and whether national standards should be applied to those …

New learning materials published

At Raptor Awards we are BIG on quality ‘Improving the welfare of birds of prey is at the heart of everything we do. One of the principle ways we achieve this is by rasing the standards of our network of Instructors and assessors and givng them the best possible tools …

New Instructor training

Seen here working hard to get to grips with the International and Occupation Standards for Bird of Prey Welfare a new intake of Instructor/assessors undertake continuing professional development at our latest ‘standardisation event’ They are at the start of their journey to be accepted into the growing Raptor Awards Network of …

Hawk Board endorses Raptor Awards

On the 8th August 2016 we received formal confirmation that Raptor Awards has been officially recognised by The Hawk Board.

“The Hawk Board, is the recognised representative body for all hawk & owl keepers in the UK. It’s functions are to liaise closely with DEFRA in keeping a continuous watch on future legislation, both at home and in the EU, which might, either deliberately or inadvertently, adversely affect the keeping of birds of prey. It also advises on all aspects of birds of prey welfare, registration, licencing etc”.

Dr Gordon Mellor, Hawk Board Chairman said “we recognise that you … have gained considerable traction with falconry and bird of prey professionals and course givers. We would like to support you in this.

The Directors of Raptor Awards would like to thank The Hawk Board and it’s members for this important endorsement.

Network launched!

GREAT NEWS! After extensive discussions with Falconry Schools, Bird of Prey Centres and other interested parties we have now launched the Raptor Awards Training Providers network. We are pleased to finally be able to confirm that we are ‘all systems go’, with everything now in place for all Bird of Prey …