Please see attached letter which contains information which may be relevant for your organisation/membership in relation to registered bodies, institutes and/or centres wishing to export/move captive birds to the EU/NI from GB. Any queries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
The EU has issued the following delegated act. Delegated acts are non-legislative acts adopted by the European Commission to amend or supplement legislation, basically pieces of law that can be pushed through without going through all the usual stages https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-11019-2021-INIT/en/pdf . This is relevant to EU falconers wishing to travel with their birds to the UK, and to other non-EU countries and back, as well as for UK and other non-EU
Important message Some falconers have been contacted by an individual at APHA to contribute to research into birds of prey as potential or actual invasive species in the UK. These requests have bypassed both the Hawk Board and our Clubs and in my estimation this can only be deliberate. I have contacted the person circulating these email requests and have sought clarity and assurances from them. We will also take the matter up with both senior management at APHA/DEFRA and perh