International Owl Society

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The International Owl Society (IOS) was formed in 1996 to provide a world wide forum for all of those interested in Owls and to:

  • Advance the husbandry of Owls in captivity
  • Improve breeding results in captive Owl species
  • Assist and advise on Owl Conservation and Preservation
  • Provide a forum for the dissemination of information relating to Owls
  • Encourage and assist Owl Research Programmes

If Owls fascinate you, if you are interested in Owl conservation or if you are an Owl keeper by joining the IOS you can be sure that your subscription is used directly for the benefit of threatened Owl populations.

The Society hold two meetings a year and also organises educational courses for members at a modest cost. Membership is open equally to owl enthusiasts, keepers and breeders as well as the scientific and zoological communities. Membership of the society runs from 1st April to 31st March of the following year. Applications for membership are cordially invited and our Membership Secretary will be pleased to forward you a membership form with details of current subscription rates.

Paid up members of the Society receive a free copy of each issue of our house magazine Tyto. Contributions to the magazine, by members are always welcomed. Members joining after the commencement of a membership year will, subject to availability, receive all back issues of Tyto for that membership year.

The Council of the Society, at it’s sole discretion, reserves the right to decline to accept membership applications from persons found guilty of dishonesty or malpractice, or such persons whose activities may be judged to be against the objectives of the Society.

If you would like to know more, please visit the International Owl Society website, or contact Chrissie Harper