International Turaco Society

 

 

Welcome to our Website

 

A Turaco is an exotic African softbill.

The attractive pair canoodling here are White-cheeked Turacos. Later we will introduce you to many more species as you continue to tour the site. Please select your destination using the navigation buttons on the left.

Pair of White-cheeked Turacos

The International Turaco Society aims to research and promote good husbandry practices; support conservation projects that have an impact on wild populations and unite turaco enthusiasts around the world.

The International Turaco Society was set up in 1993 by a group of turaco enthusiasts who met at the Cotswold Wildlife Park in Burford (Oxfordshire in England). Anyone interested in any aspect of keeping or breeding turacos is welcome to join.

My thanks to the members who have paid their subscription for 2015. If you have not paid yet, but wish to continue to be a member, then please renew your subscription now. Thank you.

Membership rates for 2015:

  • £15 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 43 and 44 posted to you.
  • £10 U.K. or overseas, if you want Issues 43 and 44 sent by e-mail as pdfs.

Please support the I.T.S. You can apply or renew on line.

Issue 42, Winter 2014, has been posted out to all 2014 and 2015 members (13th or 14th January 2015).

If you have a news item or an article with photographs for Issue 43, Spring 2015, then please e-mail them to our editor: Georgie Jefferies: georgiejefferies@hotmail.com. Thank you.

david@turacos.org

What's new on the site? (newest first)
  • Numbers of members and which countries they come from (members only, link 'Information') - updated 24th January
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 24th January
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 24th January
  • Magazine extract for Issue 42 (members link 'Resources') - added 24th January
  • ITS Magazine Issue 42 (available for purchase)
  • Members adverts - turacos wanted or for sale - updated 11th January
  • Members personal details, by request only (members only, link 'Information') - updated 11th January
  • Update of members' password for 2015 (members only) - 2nd January
  • Membership subscription rates for 2015 updated 23rd October - here
  • Removed 18 members from 2013 who have not yet paid for 2014 - updated 17th October
  • Advice on purchasing turacos (members link 'Stock') - added 2nd October
  • Magazine contents full list - updated 2nd October
  • Bibliography of articles from ITS Magazines on Turaco Management and Wild Observations (members only, link 'Resources') - updated 2nd October
  • Magazine extract for Issue 41 (members link 'Resources') - added 30th September
  • ITS Magazine Issue 41 (available for purchase)
  • Some FAQs added on 27th September. If you have any other questions about the ITS or turacos in captivity or the wild, please complete and submit the form at the bottom of the FAQ page.
  • Revised Constitution 13/04/14 (members only)
  • Message from Nigel Hewston, about the launch of an annual scholarship. Added 23rd April
  • Minutes of 2014 Committee Meeting and A.G.M. including Chairman's Report and Profit and Loss Account sheet (members only, link 'Meetings') - added 20th April
  • 2015 AGM date is Sunday 12th April 2015 (see details) - added 20th April 2014
  • Information about conservation projects in Africa that the ITS has helped to sponsor - added 18th March
  • Turaco husbandry basics (here) and more detailed husbandry information for members - added 15th February

Contact ITS Secretary
E-mail: Nigel Hewston

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