The International Owl Society was formed to provide a world wide forum for all of
those interested in Owls. Membership is open equally to owl enthusiasts, keepers
and breeders as well as the scientific and zoological communities.
OBJECTS OF THE SOCIETY
A) Advancing the husbandry of owls in captivity.
B) Assisting in improving breeding results with captive owls.
C) Assisting and advising in the conservation and preservation of owls: involving
both in situ
and ex. situ schemes.
D) To provide a forum for the dissemination of information relating to owls.
E) To encourage and assist in research programs involving owls.
F) To provide well informed spokespersons to represent the interests of those who
display, keep and breed owls in discussions with legislators.
MEANS OF ACHIEVING OBJECTIVES
A) To publish a quarterly newsletter, TYTO NEWS BRIEF, and an annual 48 page TYTO
B) Permit members to advertise surplus and wanted stock in the magazine free of
Commercial interests can also insert paid advertisements.
C) Circulating information, via the magazine, about: study programs in the wild;
care and breeding; taxonomy; relevant legislation etc.
D) To compile and maintain a register of surplus and wanted stock and unmated birds
in establishing additional breeding pairs.
E) Hold studbooks for sensitive species where these do not already exist. Encourage
in those which already exist.
F) Diversify the gene-pool by encouraging the movement of captive stock both nationally
G) Seek to introduce additional species into captive breeding programs.
H) Provide quarantine facilities and co-ordinate and combine small shipments to
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