© 2019 by Organization of Professional Aviculturists

a 501(c)6 non-profit trade and conservation organization

All Aviculturists Are Welcome!

Members Include:

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Falconers, waterfowl, pheasants, flamingos, parrots, finches, softbills, cranes, doves, etc.

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It is our mission to represent the interests of professional aviculturalists by supporting and promoting legislative activity, professional cooperation, and scientific and educational programs that promote a healthy and robust management of captive-bred avian species.

Upcoming Events

2019 ASA Conference
October 30 - Novenber 2
Miami Marriott Dadeland

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Important Goals:

‣ To promote that aviculturists share common cause with wild bird conservation and protection of species in the wild.

To speak with a unified voice so our influence is felt by all the relevant branches of government.

To promote a favorable image of aviculture and its co-industries by educating the public to recognize the fact that our production promotes wild bird conservation in that it is the way the public becomes familiarized with avian species.

To help protect the legal and promotional interests of aviculturists worldwide by sharing appropriate information and by presenting our organization as a model for organizations in other nations.

Meeting Video:
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Surveys:
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Current News:

On January 14, The Organization of Professional Aviculturists (OPA) filed the first in what will likely be a series of lawsuits under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

 

This filing is regarding information needed to challenge U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) actions, or lack thereof, under provisions in the Wild Bird Conservation Act (WBCA). Specifically, OPA needs to know 1) information regarding the agency’s failure to include additional species on the WBCA approved list, 2) information relating to the approval of permits for consortium and cooperative breeding agreements especially for CITES Appendix I species, 3) information relating to approval of permits for importing personal pets, 4) all agency documents relating to approval of permits for import/export of avian species, 5) all documents relating to interpretation of the agency’s obligations under CITES and how that affects its obligations under the WBCA, and more broadly 6) all documents relating to the agency’s interpretations of its obligations under the WBCA.

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"Promoting the beneficial role of aviculture in conservation and trade to preserve both wild and aviary birds"