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Raptor Organizations

The Peregrine Fund
A global raptor conservation organization, based in Boise, Idaho.

Asian Raptors
A membership organization which publishes information on raptors, maintains a database on raptors, especially on the status of native Asian raptors, and supports a listserver for persons involved in conservation and research on Asian raptors.

Australasian Raptor Association
A specialist group of Birds Australia, which promotes the study, conservation and management of diurnal and nocturnal raptors, particularly throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.

Belize Raptor Research Institute
BRRI helps protect Neotropical raptors in the northern Central America region through sound science, including extensive field research, while educating the local and international public about raptor conservation.

The Bird Group
The newly formed Bird Group employs sound scientific principles and state-of-the-art field techniques to develop and implement creative solutions to problems confronted by raptors and other bird populations in California and elsewhere.

The Canadian Peregrine Foundation
A non-profit group dedicated to the restoration and recovery of endangered and threatened raptors in Canada.

The Center for the Study and Conservation of Birds of Prey in Argentina (CECARA) was created in 2001 at the National University of La Pampa, Argentina, to contribute to the protection and conservation of birds of prey and their habitats, including research and public education.

Coastal Raptors
A non-profit organization dedicated to providing research and education programs leading to better understanding and conservation of raptors in coastal environments. Based in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S.A.

Eagle Conservation Alliance
A group devoted to the conservation of the world's 70 eagle species.

Endangered Wildlife Trust Bird of Prey Working Group
A South African group "ensuring an environment in which healthy populations of raptors and vultures live in harmony with mankind."

Falcon Research Group
This group has conducted raptor research in western Washington for 20 years and is currently tracking seven tagged Peregrine Falcons as they migrate from their wintering grounds in Chile to the Arctic.

Fondo Amigos de Buitre
The Friends of the Vulture Association is a non-profit conservation organization working towards the conservation of vultures and their habitat.

Fondo Peregrino
The Panama headquarters of The Peregrine Fund's Neotropical Raptor Program.

Fonds d'intervention pour les rapaces
The principal raptor conservation organization in France, focusing on protection and research, including reintroduction projects.

George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center
A non-profit conservation organization with projects ranging from captive breeding, reintroduction, and monitoring of raptors to field research on declining grassland birds.

The Golden Eagle Trust Limited
A group working to establish populations of Red Kites, White-tailed Eagles, and Golden Eagles in Ireland.

The Hawk Conservancy Trust
A park-based organization dedicated to education and raptor conservation.

Hawk Migration Association of North America
The Hawk Migration Association of North America was founded in 1974 as a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization. Its purpose is to advance the knowledge of raptor migration across continents; to help establish rational basis for future monitoring of raptor populations; and to provide, through the use of standard reporting forms and procedures, a data bank on migrations for the use of professional and amateur ornithologists.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Maintains the best known hawkwatch in North America and conducts important education, conservation, and science programs.

Hawks Aloft, Inc.
Based in New Mexico with raptor conservation, research, and education programs.

HawkWatch International
Based in the western United States with a mission to monitor and protect hawks, eagles, and other birds of prey and their environment through research, education and conservation.

International Birding & Research Centre - Eilat
The purpose of the IBRCE is to monitor and further the conservation of migratory birds in the Palearctic region. IBRCE functions as a forum for consistency of process and methodology in the Palearctic region with emphasis on communication between agencies and individuals working with the IBRCE

International Wildlife Consultants
An umbrella organization for consultancies, falcon research, Hunting Falcons International, Farway Films, farming and conservation, information, and education.

A network of ornithologists and birders interested in research and the protection of migrating birds of prey in the Mediterranean region.

Middle East Falcon Research Group
Among many other projects, this group conducts research on health and disease in falcons, falcon nutrition, and domestic breeding, and field studies on falcon migration, taxonomy, morphometrics, reproductive biology, and behavior.

Monitoring Greivögel und Eulen Europas
An elaborate network of raptor population monitoring projects throughout Europe with detailed data on the distribution of most species

Natural Research
A non-profit organization specializing in raptor research (although not limited to this). Based in Scotland, this group conducts numerous research projects both nationally and internationally on a wide diversity of raptors species, including eagles, vultures, harriers, falcons, and hawks.

Northeast Hawk Watch
Not-for-profit organization to promote hawk watching throughout New England, eastern New York and northeastern New Jersey.

Parque Condor
An interesting raptor facility near Otavalo, Ecuador.

Percy FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology
The Western Cape Raptor Research Programme is the administrative umbrella for numerous research projects focused on the biology and conservation of raptors and raptor habitats in the Western Cape Province, South Africa.

The Raptor Center
Established in 1974, The Raptor Center specializes in the medical care, rehabilitation, and conservation of eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons. In addition to treating approximately 800 birds a year, the internationally known program reaches more than 150,000 people each year through public education programs and events, provides training in raptor medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, and identifies emerging issues related to raptor health and populations.

Raptor Association of New Zealand
Devoted to the study, research, rehabilitation, and conservation of New Zealand birds of prey.

Raptor Protection of Slovakia
Devoted to research and conservation of birds of prey and owls and their habitats in Slovakia and education about these species.

Raptor Research Center
A program at Boise State University with emphasis on raptor research, education, and conservation. The RRC also provides basic support to graduate students enrolled in a Raptor Biology M.Sc. program.

Raptor Research Foundation
An international society which holds annual conferences, mostly in the United States, and publishes the Journal of Raptor Research.

Raptor View Research Institute
Non-profit research and education organization, dedicated to the study and conservation of raptors valued as biological indicators.

Raptors Namibia
Focused on raptor conservation and management in Namibia.

Russian Raptor Research and Conservation Network
A non-profit organization specializing in raptor research and conservation. Based in Russia, this organization conducts numerous research and conservation projects both nationally and internationally on a wide diversity of raptors species, focusing on the Saker Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Imperial Eagle, Greater Spotted Eagle, White-Tailed Eagle and Eagle Owl.

Scottish Raptor Study Groups
Dedicated to the monitoring and conservation of raptors in Scotland with particular emphasis on Golden Eagles and Peregrine Falcons, using the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme.

Society for the Wild Animals "Falcon"
A Polish organization devoted to the protection of nature, especially the Peregrine Falcon.

Sociedad Guatemalteca de Ornitología
Ornithological Society of Guatemala

S.O.S. Falconiformes
Centro de Pesquisa para a Conservação das Aves de Rapina Neotropicas (Center for Investigation and Conservation of Neotropical Raptors); located in Brazil.

Thai Raptor Group
A raptor focus group that is part of the Bird Conservation Society of Thailand.

Veracruz River of Raptors - Pronatura Veracruz
Promotion of conservation of migrating raptors and shorebirds in the central region of Veracruz.

Vulture Study Group
International organization dedicated to both New and Old World vulture conservation, research, and education.

Wildlife Research Institute
A non-profit organization based in southern California formed to conduct research, education, and management of wildlife and wildlife habitat, with a particular emphasis on raptors.

Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust
Established for the research, captive management, rehabilitation and public awareness of New Zealand birds of prey.

Working Group Birds of Prey Netherlands
Promotes education, protection, and research on birds of prey in Netherlands.

World Working Group on Birds of Prey and Owls
A 30-year old global raptor conservation organization which holds international conferences, publishes proceedings, and maintains online newsletters and a list server.

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