Falconry led projects

Sage grouse


The North American Grouse Partnership (NAGP) is the only conservation organization that advocates for all 12 North American grouse species and their habitats.

Our strength is found in three key areas - Science, Policy, and Management. This is demonstrated by the experience and expertise of our Board of Directors and Council of Scientists and is unparalleled in grouse conservation circles.

Our goal is to ensure that grouse conservation is guided by science, public policies are beneficial to grouse and that on-the-ground management of lands lead to positive outcomes


Snipe Conservation Alliance


The Snipe Conservation Alliance is a network of enthusiasts (both scientists and non-scientists) interested in the study, monitoring, management and conservation of snipe species in Ireland, focussed on the common snipe and jack snipe.

The ambition of the group is to provide a resource to help us better understand the ecology of our snipe species, to determine breeding and wintering populations and ultimately to ensure their conservation.


"We believe the interests of snipe are best served by those prepared to undertake the necessary work of habitat management. This is a partnership process, and objectives will only be achieved through engagement with government departments, local communities and landowners who wish to see snipe remain on our upland and lowland bogs and wetlands."



There is awareness that vultures are the most threatened group of raptors and that they face serious challenges in South-East Asia, Africa and, probably, in Europe. The involvement of the IAF in vulture issues is controversial. There is a link with electrocution risk and various falconers and falconry groups around the world are involved with their conservation. IAF is supporting the involvement of Pakistani falconers in the area of vulture conservation.

Although vultures are frequently not included in birds of prey discussions, the IAF is still anxious to play a supportive role in vulture conservation through lobbying and education. IAF is also deeply concerned about the continued availability and use of Diclofenac in the EU and around the world. IAF has campaigned with MEPs to lobby the European Parliament in order to have it banned within the EU, where it still affects vultures in France, Spain and Italy.


We are making contact with organizations concerned with raptor conservation and concerned about the plight of vultures.