World Archery is the international governing body for the sport of archery. Its mission is to promote and regulate archery worldwide, developing the sport with over 160 member associations through international events, development initiatives and marketing and endorsed by the International Olympic Committee, International Paralympic Committee and International World Games Association, among others.
It is responsible for setting the rules and regulations for international archery events, organising the World Archery Championships and for the sport at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and World Games.
The International Bowhunting Organization (IBO) was created in 1984 by a dedicated group of bowhunters who shared the desire to ensure that bowhunting and the ideals of wildlife conservation survive, expand and flourish to be shared, enjoyed and passed on to future generations.
By its charter, the International Bowhunting Organization’s purpose is “To promote, encourage and foster the sport of bowhunting; further bowhunter education; act as a political coordinator and liaison for the protection and advancement of bowhunting; — function as a clearinghouse for essential bowhunter information; and — adhere to the basic ideal of the unification of bowhunters.”
The African chapter of IBO, and their subsidiary 3-Di, was established by a group of dedicated archers, with the mutual desire to see that the sport of 3-D target archery expand and flourish.
To educate, establish and maintain the highest levels of competitive 3-D archery as set out in the Original Charter of the IBO.