Latest Training Date announced – Animal Activities Licensing

We are pleased to be able to confirm that due to popular demand we have now arranged a further professional training event for businesses facing licensing under the new Animal Activities Licensing Regulations. Held at a convenient central location close to major motorway links, this is a full day’s preparation …

Animal Licensing Activities Guidance documents

DEFRA has updated the following guidance documents: Selling Animals as Pets here: Guidance for Selling Animals Oct2018 Procedural Guidance for Local Authorities here: Procedural Guidance Oct 2018 The guidance notes for exhibiting animals remains the same at the time of publication here: Guidance for Exhibition of Animals July2018

Pest / bird control and licensing – update.

We are receiving phone calls and queries almost daily from Pest Controllers who use birds of prey for bird deterrence asking if they need to apply for a licence under the new regulations coming into force this week. In short – you don’t  BUT ONLY if your activities are confined …

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….

Conference Report Published

We are delighted that the First National Conference of Bird of Prey Professionals was a huge success with over one hundred professionals in attendance on the day. Read more here: https://conference.raptorawards.org/2018/03/30/first-national-conference-of-bird-of-prey-professionals-conference-report/  

Conference information

The First National Conference of Bird of Prey Professionals will be held on 19th March at Kilworth Springs Golf Club. Note that this is a ticketed event, and all tickets have been sold! We have a website dedicated to the conference with everything that delegates need to know here: https://conference.raptorawards.org/ We …

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  …