April 18, 2020

Hawk Board statement on the granting of licences to take eyass peregrine falcons

British falconry and hawk keeping have been for many years dependent upon the breeding of birds of prey in captivity. This situation has not changed.

The recent granting by Natural England o...

April 3, 2020

Defra recently issued guidance to remind breeders and keepers of the marking requirements for Annex A birds.

It has been bought to our attention that individuals may be unable to source uniquely marked leg rings or microchips due to Covid19 restrictions.

If available, ke...

August 2, 2019

Warning Notice

Bird of prey display givers are advised that there is a possibility that activists will seek to disrupt public facing activities. Whilst these are expected to be highly localised, we encourage increased vigilance at this time.

We can do little about protes...

May 10, 2019

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/use-of-general-licences-for-the-management-of-certain-wild-birds-a-call-for-evidence/detail-of-call-for-evidence

This call for evidence seeks views on the use of general licences for the management of certain wild birds.

The cl...

February 20, 2019

As a result of EU Exit there are a number of potential changes occurring at UK borders, in the event of a No Deal, that you should be aware of.

Please find attached a number of assets that you can utilise to supplement your outward communications to help your industry u...

February 13, 2019

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/trading-and-moving-endangered-species-protected-by-cites-if-theres-no-withdrawal-deal

February 13, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/DefraGovUK/videos/2043015882446226/

December 13, 2018

The Hawk Board has asked Raptor Awards if some free resources could be made available to the Falconry Community to help with the new Animal Activities Licensing Regulations.  An explanatory note and a free checklist are available on this page.  Raptor Awards are also p...

December 4, 2018

DEFRA - EU CITES Engagement Session

Attended by Nick Havemann Mart (in person) and Gordon Mellor (via phone conference)

LEAVING the EU with NO-DEAL 

1 The inevitability of delays at borders is accepted. Under EU regulations for CITES A,B,C and D species all will require I...

August 31, 2018

The result of the election for the 6 specialist members of the Board is as follows:

Derek Stotton

Gordon Mellor

Graham Irving

Jimmy Robinson

Mark Upton

Martyn Standley

The new Board will begin at the meeting in October 2018 and will run for 4 years.

They should all be congratu...

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