Author Archives: SERA

Scottish Mountain Hare

Can you help us raise the falconer’s voice? Dear club members,You may or may not already be aware of the project “A Future WithFalconry”. We are working hard to connect the general public with falconry,its relevance in the world today, … Continue reading

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A10’s

The latest from the CITES team is that breeders will still need to apply for A10’s as previously and this requirement remains in place until further notice.  We know that at some point they will decide on the future of … Continue reading

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IAF December 2020 eBulletin

International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

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Avian Influenza – December Update

Avian influenza (bird flu): Latest situation – GOV.UK a recent update sent to Hawk Board from APHA: Dear Dr Mellor, Thank you for your email dated 04/12/2020 The implications of the housing measure on working birds of prey. If not … Continue reading

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IAF November 2020 eBulletin

International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey

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Avian Influenza – Hawk Board Update November 2020

SERA position mirrors the HB – we must all be sensible and also mindful of any public perception of our behaviour! – Alan. Avian Influenza Under the current AI restrictions, we believe that falconers should assess carefully their own circumstances when … Continue reading

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Falconry and Running!!

It has been a few weeks since I posted an update and lots has gone on and Odin has progress well on his flying anf fitness. I am lucky I can fly him every day weather permitting. He has learnt … Continue reading

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Avian Influenza – November 2020

Dr Gordon Mellor message to Hawk Board: Dear all,Can’t get a straight answer from any DEFRA, APHA, or Scottish helpdesk and no official is available to speak to me – falconry is not specifically addressed in the restrictions although travel … Continue reading

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Publication of new Defra general licence for the control of wild birds

Dear Stakeholder,  Earlier this year we committed to sharing the new general licences for the lethal control of wild birds as early as possible to give you as much time as possible to familiarise yourselves with them before they take … Continue reading

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CITES Survey

Dear all, As some of you may recall, back in September we sent out a preparedness survey to help us determine the level of awareness amongst stakeholders of the requirements for moving CITES specimens from 1 January 2021. Thank you … Continue reading

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