Most bird lovers may already know that aviculture is the practice of keeping birds. The term does not only refer to bird keeping, but the various practices related to it, such as bird breeding, and the sub-culture that usually surrounds these practices. It can also be extended to the preservation of wild birds in their various natural habitats and public awareness campaigns that are created to help ensure the longevity of these birds.
Aviornis, or Aviornis International, was established in the year 1973 by a group of Belgian aviculturists who shared the same vision in the conservation of waterfowl and ornamental birds. A Dutch branch of Aviornis was founded in 1973, and has spread across the globe, with more than eight thousand members in seven different countries. Aviornis International is a conservation group that not only protects different bird species but also assists members in various aspects of birding.