A Final Rule from the US Fish and
Wildlife Service has been issued. The Military and Great Green
Macaws are now listed under the ESA as Endangered. Effective 11/2/15
they cannot be moved across state lines in commerce without a
permit. No "special rule" is available for Endangered listed
AFA opposed this listing for many reasons, including because it does nothing to help the birds in the wild, and will only serve to decrease genetic diversity of these birds in the US.
This rule will serve to help these birds move toward extinction. This is another sad day for the birds and for those who love them.
AFA is gathering data on ESA (Endangered Species Act) listed parrot species as well as other birds. We hope to use these data to approach the US Fish and Wildlife Service and request lessening of regulatory restrictions. Please take this survey and help us to help aviculture. It will take only minutes and we need to hear from everyone!
Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AFA-Bird-Survey
When dealing with congress, there is strength in numbers. We need you all to join AFA and become a part of this endeavor to de-regulate our birds. Click here to join today.
In late November 2014, commercial turkey farms located near Abbottsford, British Columbia, Canada began to experience higher than normal mortality rates. Laboratory samples were collected and a highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N2 was detected in the turkeys....more
Clubs, organizations, schools, animal
educators or individuals interested in educating others can help promote
aviculture by using our new outreach program,
Interactive Display & Exhibit
Animals. This program is designed to provide
information to anyone who wants to share their love and knowledge of
aviculture with others.
The Blue-fronted Amazon (Amazona aestiva) is featured on the newest
CITES collector pin in the series. Now available in the
We can now keep, breed, sell, and transport our federally listed non-native endangered species of wildlife in Virginia. Click here to read more.
make it to the 2014 Educational Conference? Want to share a particular
speaker's presentation with your local bird club? Looking to add
to your private avian library?
Over 100 titles are now available in our library - order for yourself or your organization.
The 2014 Conference DVDs are now available. Get yours now!
The AFA Disaster Relief Team is ready to assist anyone in need due to a recent weather-related disaster. Contact the AFA Business Office at 512-585-9800 or your Regional Director immediately so that AFA can assist you with your bird-related needs.