AANR Withdraws From INF
For a quarter of a century, the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) has served as the North American affiliate for the International Naturist Federation (INF). At the annual INF meeting in Italy in September 2010, AANR withdrew its membership from INF.
AANR has taken a professional stance in regards to public education about the wholesome and positive aspects of family nude recreation. AANR has also taken a strong stance with respect to education of legislative leadership and the promotion of equitable treatment of nude recreation as a recreation choice.
INF, while making use of the data and resources provided by AANR, has moved less assertively in the area of public and legislative education. INF has placed greater emphasis on nude recreation from the Eurocentric perspective than the truly international world of nude recreation as practiced on five continents.
With the European, rather than international focus taken by INF, AANR does not feel that the interest of American and Canadian nudists are being sufficiently addressed by INF, and has withdrawn its membership.
AANR, which has the most extensive research and economic data on the advantages of nude recreation as a segment of the travel and hospitality industry, is committed to continuing to offer assistance to international nudist and naturist organizations needing such information to promote and protect their nude beaches and facilities.