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.
The European Association of Zoos and Aquaria is the largest zoo and aquarium association in the world, with 326 members in 36 countries. It provides membership services and leadership to those zoos and aquaria, promoting the association mission aims of conservation, education and research. EAZA members receive 140 million visitors a year. Since the year 2000 EAZA has coordinated European-wide conservation campaigns on a range of topics including the plight of apes, tigers, rhinos, and chelonians. It has also focused on the complexities of European carnivores and their existence in a crowded continent. Additionally the geographic areas of the Atlantic Coastal Forest in Brazil and Madagascar have been dedicated campaigns. To date more than 4 million Euro has been raised via the campaigns for in situ conservation of biodiversity. In addition EAZA coordinates 342 ex situ conservation breeding programmes. EAZA members formally teach more than 5 million European children a year about biodiversity.
Harteman Wildfowl is an online source of information since 1998, celebrating aviculture and bird conservation. The new website (since 2012) includes photo-pages, multimedia and social media applications to propagate the world of bird conservation, both in-situ and ex-situ.
The realization of a feature film is an art and a fascinating creative process. Meanwhile a film is a great opportunity to set out a message over a period of several years. Firenze Film BV focuses exclusively on the development and production of English spoken feature films and television productions for a wide international audience. This is preferably based on original scripts, in cooperation with reliable national and international partners, and a maximum participation of local creative industries. For ‘Where the road runs out’ there is a partnership with the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program (Equatorial Guinea), Cocoa Abrabopa, Original Beans and SOS Children’s Villages. Release is expected in Spring, 2013.
By participating in events and spreading the word, our organization intends to inform people about the richness of endangered cultures. Our goal is to create an environment where people are aware of the current issues and involve them so we can look for solutions together. Ultimately, trough arts, entertainment, workshops we hope to give Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity a way into future generations. Feel free to contact us or have a look at our website.