AVIORNIS INTERNATIONAL brings together devoted breeders of non-passerine birds. It is one of the most important organisations in Europe in its field with around 8.000 members in 6 European countries. Approximately 625 bird species are successfully kept by our members. The objectives of Aviornis International are: To support and co-operate with other organisations on scientific programs to preserve bird species that have become nearly extinct. To stimulate (inter)national exchange of young birds in order to keep genetically healthy stocks of each species. To help our members with advice and information on the husbandry and breeding management of the wide diversity of bird species. To contribute, together with other international organisations, to scientific programs, aimed at the re-introduction of bird species that have become (locally) extinct due to natural catastrophes or other reasons.