The International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) was founded April 9, 1968 in Zweibrücken Hof, Düsseldorf in order to represent falconry throughout the world. The IAF currently includes 47 associations from 34 countries worldwide totalling 8.542 members.


The British Falconers' Club was founded in 1927 by the surviving members of The Old Hawking Club. The Club has about 1.000 members and is the oldest and by far the largest falconers' club in Great Britain. Quite a few Danish falconers are Overseas members of The British Falkoners' Club. As  members they receive the annual journal "The Falconer" and two "Newsletters". The Danish falconers frequently attend field meetings and hawking in Great Britain.





The Swedish Falconry Association was founded November 15, 1997.  

The former president of the association Magnus Wildt in the autumn of 1997 assembled a number of persons interested in improving the falconers situation in Sweden. Their final goal is to make falconry legitimate in their country. The Swedish Falconry Association has 15 members. Two of the members have the Swedish authorities permission to posses birds of prey.

In 1999 The Swedish Falconry Association became a member of  the IAF.

Temporarily the club and web site has closed down.




The North American Falconers Association was founded in 1961 to improve, aid, and encourage competency in the practice of falconry among interested persons. NAFA publishes an annual Journal and three newsletters entitled Hawk Chalk. On NAFA's web site there is a Falconry Library with reviews of the books.




The purpose of The Japan Falconers Association is to organize practicing the art of traditional falconry in Japan, to train its followers (falconers), and to carry out research on raptors.




We support the wise and sustainable use of wildlife and habitats. To this end the long-term well-being of habitats and wildlife populations are our first priority, followed by the welfare of individual animals. To achieve these aims we undertake front-line field research, hands-on management of habitats and wildlife, education of biologists, managers, end-users and the public, and consultancies on wildlife law and regulation.