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CIC Newsletter - 20th of January 2014 - More Women Give Hunting a Shot

National Geographic recently published an article on the positive developments surrounding the active involvement of women in hunting. The article reveals the reasons and motivations for this trend, as well as the experiences and results.

National Geographic have kindly granted use permission to have this article on our website for a month.

To read more, please visit the CIC website

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CIC Newsletter - 14th of November 2013 - Australia: wildlife populations flourish where sustainable use is practiced

A recent article in the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on the results of an ethnological field study in Australia. The study revealed that wildlife populations flourish in those regions where sustainable use is practiced.

The reason for this is the hunting method practiced by the indigenous people, which is also part of their religion. Aboriginal people light fires in order to get the monitor lizards out of their dens, which creates a diverse mosaic habitat and results in a higher abundance of the reptiles.

To read more, please visit the CIC website

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CIC Newsletter - 13th of November 2013 - CIC Recognition of Two New Trophy Categories

The revision of the CIC Handbook on the Evaluation and Measuring of Hunting Trophies, previously known as the “CIC Red Book” is under progress, with the release of the new edition planned for the 61st CIC General Assembly in Milan, 24 – 26th April 2014.

Whilst there will be few changes made to the individual species measuring formulae for European game, the CIC would like to highlight the recognition, within the new CIC Handbook, of two new trophy categories for the following roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) phenotypes:

The recognition of these distinct phenotypes is based upon a wealth of scientific literature and studies available to date, from both Italy and the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

To read more, please visit the CIC website

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CIC Newsletter - 17th of October 2013 - Third Edition of the Exhibition for Animal, Hunting and Nature Artists

The CIC is pleased to announce, undoubtedly one of the most important global events of its’ kind, the "Exhibition of Animal, Hunting and Nature Artists" which will take place at the Auteuil Racecourse in Paris, France from the 28th November – 1st December 2013.

The French CIC Delegation is a proud sponsor of the event and Prince Alexandre Poniatowski, President of the CIC Culture Division, is part of the jury charged with selecting the winners of the awards. At last year’s exhibition, it was His Excellency Mr. Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, long-standing member of the CIC and past President of the French Republic, who presided over the awards ceremony.

To read more, please visit the CIC website

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CIC Newsletter - 11th of October 2013 - CIC President calls for a united front to conserve Africa’s wildlife

At the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission & Week (AFWC/AFWW) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Namibia from the 28th September to the 3rd of October 2013, more than 100 delegates from a large number of countries in Africa focused their discussions not on forestry this time, but on the conservation of wildlife on the African continent.

The CIC wishes to thank FAO and the Government of Namibia for having invited the CIC as an official observer organization and for joining forces to use the opportunity to demonstrate to the wildlife and forestry experts present from all over Africa, the success story of Namibia in managing its wildlife resources. Some countries should already be considering the adoption nationally of suitable elements from this successful story.

To read more, please visit the CIC website

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CIC Newsletter - 18th of August 2013 - CIC has a new website!

We are delighted to inform you that the brand-new CIC website has been launched! It now has a fresh design and a very clear structure. Extensive information about the work of each Division as well as the Young Opinion and Artemis Working Grops are now easily accessible. There are also new features, such as News about Members and Publications by CIC members.

The Member Section is completely renewed as well, CIC members can use the old login.

In the members section, under the CIC Communications Tools menu, you can find samples and downloadable templates for external communications.

All these materials are in line with the CIC corporate identity and are designed to make everybody’s work easier.

Furthermore, we have created a template which provides you with a website which is similar in its design and structure to the main CIC page. Amongst the latest news, the CIC Working Group Young Opinion is delighted to announce the call for submissions for the CIC Young Opinion Research Award 2014.

To explore the new website, please follow this link: http://teszt.cic-wildlife.org/

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CIC Newsletter - 13th of August 2013 - One of us! PIRSCH interview with Rolf Baldus

The German hunting magazine PIRSCH has published an interview with our member Dr. Rolf D. Baldus. Twenty years ago Rolf became active in the CIC as an expert for Africa and big game hunting. In 2007, he was elected as President of the Tropical Game Commission, a post that he held until the Commissions gave room to the three Divisions. During the General Assembly in Sankt Petersburg CIC President Bernard Lozé asked Rolf to assist as Presidential Advisor for Communications. Furthermore he strongly supports the Headquarters in Budapest in many fields with his expertise.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=986

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CIC Newsletter -8th of August 2013 - The CIC - A successful lobbyist for hunting internationally

Thanks to the fruitful intervention of the Head of the Austrian CIC Delegation, Dr. Phillipp Harmer, the CIC was the subject of a very informative article in Weidwerk (Austrian hunting magazine) on the history and current activities of our organisation.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=983

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CIC Newsletter -25th of July 2013 - Wild plants before maize!

The harvest of wild plants for biological energy production at full tilt.

To read more and to download the German flyer of the project, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=982

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CIC Newsletter -17th of July 2013 - CPW goes live!

In 2011, the CIC launched a niche initiative, the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW), with the aim to promote the sustainable use and conservation of wildlife resources at the highest levels globally.

The initiative was acclaimed and supported within the global conservation arena so much so that it includes today twelve nature conservation organizations.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=980

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CIC Newsletter -11th of June 2013 - CIC recommendations

During its 60th General Assembly the CIC members passed two recommendations. One stresses that lion hunting must take into account the age of lions, and the second supports a legal trade with rhino horn under the auspices of CITES.

Age-Based Lion Hunting: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/uploads/media/04a_Recommendation_lion_hunting_EN.pdf

Trade in rhino horn: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/uploads/media/04b_Recommendation_Rhino_Trade_EN.pdf

For the full text of the press release about the General Assembly, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=924

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CIC Newsletter -8th of May 2013 - Order of Merit to CIC Members

The CIC has the great pleasure of announcing the receipt by four of its members of Crosses of the Order of Merit of Hungary. The Order of Merit is the highest State Order of Hungary. The awards followed a proposal from the Hungarian Prime Minister to His Excellency, the President of Hungary, Dr. János Áder. The presentation ceremony was held in the Hungarian Parliament at the occasion of the Opening of the 60th Jubilee General Assembly of the CIC.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=966

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CIC Newsletter -1st of May 2013 - Hunting is Culture at Large! Wildlife knows no borders!

The Jubilee 60th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) took place in the triangle of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary from the 26th – 30th April 2013. Renowned world experts gathered to discuss the topic of wildlife management under the motto Hunting: "Conserving Wildlife – Key to Global Cultural Heritage".

To read the full report about the outcome of the meeting, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=794

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CIC Newsletter -17th of April 2013 - IUCN SSC Guiding Principles on Trophy Hunting available in six languages

The recently adopted Guiding Principles on Trophy Hunting of IUCN's Species Survival Commission (SSC) are available now in Chinese, German, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish languages. All the translated versions can be found on the IUCN website.

The original English version has been translated by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) in close coordination with IUCN SSC. French and Italian translations are under way.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=955

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CIC Newsletter -22nd of March 2013 - CIC at CITES Summit

The 16th Conference of the Parties (CoP) to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was held in Bangkok, Thailand from the 3rd – 14th March, 2013.

All in all, no less than 55 of the 71 proposals put before the CoP were adopted by consensus. Of these proposals, the following are some specific species proposals of interest to the CIC: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=950

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CIC Newsletter -21st of March 2013 - "All Wild?"

This was the title of a two-day symposium organised by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV - Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz) together with the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR – Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) on the results of a BMELV-research project "Hunting and the food security of venison".

To read an English summary of the meeting and download the full press releases in German, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=949

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CIC Newsletter -14th of March 2013 - IUCN South-Eastern European Members Meeting

The CIC participated in a meeting of IUCN members from South Eastern Europe (SEE) entitled “Shaping a Sustainable Future for South-Eastern Europe” in Tirana, Albania from the 6-8 March 2013, the objective of which was to produce a new strategic document defining the mid-term priorities for IUCN’s work in the region.

To read the full report, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=947

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CIC Newsletter -12th of March 2013 - 14th meeting of CIC's Coordination Forum for Central and Eastern Europe

The yearly meeting was organized in close collaboration with the Macedonian Ecological Society and the Public Enterprise for the Management and Protection of Multipurpose Area Jasen, State Member of the CIC. The aim of the workshop was to bring forward the critical status of the Balkan Lynx and to urge for its conservation, as well as to discuss the benefits of sustainable hunting tourism and its implementation in the region.

To read the full article, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=945

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CIC Newsletter -22nd of February 2013 - Memorandum of Understanding with Hunting Press

On the 14th February 2013, the 20th FeHoVa Fishing, Hunting and Arms International Exhibition, in Budapest, Hungary, witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the CIC and the International Federation of Hunting Journalists (EVS).

To read more, please follow the link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=939

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CIC Newsletter - 20th of February 2013 - Namibian Foreign Minister Praises CIC Markhor Award for Namibian Conservancies!

Her Excellency, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, has written an article on the CIC Markhor Prize and its appreciation in Namibia.

To read the full article in English, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=936

The article is also available in German: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=937

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CIC Newsletter - 6th of February 2013 - Tooth for a tooth: with forensic methods on the track of ivory CIC supports ivory database

In many African countries the international ivory trade has led to a dramatic population decline since the 1980s. To protect the African elephant populations, in 1989 the international community listed the species on Appendix I of the Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), and thus banned all international commercial trade in ivory.

The articles are available in English and in German. Please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=933

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CIC Newsletter - 17th of January 2013 - The CIC Working Group Young Opinion: Hunting in Enclosures Demands a set of Scientifically and Ethically Sound International Standards

The young generation of hunters is concerned about the negative impact which hunting in enclosures may have on the image of hunting and hunters. The following statements from the CIC Working Group Young Opinion (YO) are the result of a workshop on hunting in enclosures.

To read the full text of the statement, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=58

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CIC Newsletter - 29th of October 2012 - CIC unterstützt 6. Rotwildsymposium der Deutschen Wildtier Stiftung

The Deutsche Wildtier Stiftung (German Wildlife Foundation) has held its 6th Red Deer Symposium 19-20 October 2012 near Dresden, Germany. The topic was the need for larger game management units and conservancies. The conference, which was supported financially by the German CIC Delegation, brought together scientists, government representatives, hunters and other practitioners.

Please read the full article in German: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=912

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CIC Newsletter - 5th of October 2012 - "Jagd und Natur" interview with CIC President

At the occasion of the Summer meeting of the Swiss Delegation, the Swiss hunting magazine "Jagd und Natur" conducted an interview with CIC President Bernard Lozé in which he described the recent developments which the CIC has gone through in the last decade and since his presidency.

You can download the full, German language article at the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=907

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of July 2012 - One of us! - Katharina Schneider

The German hunting magazine "PIRSCH" runs a series of short interviews with prominent hunters asking them 7 questions about their hunting experience.

Katharina Scheider is already the third CIC member featured in this article, after CIC President of Honour, Dieter Schramm and Madame Christiane Underberg, long-standing member of the CIC German Delegation.

We wish to thank "PIRSCH" magazine for their cooperation.

Please know that the interview is in German: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=861

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CIC Newsletter - 10th of July 2012 - Promoting sustainable wild boar hunting

Mark Ryan, an intern working at the CIC headquaters, will be presenting a poster at the 3rd European Congress of Conservation Biology (ECCB) which takes place in Glasgow from the 28th August – 1st September, 2012.

The poster is based on his masters thesis study, entitled "Understanding the Conflict between Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) and Humans" in the Department of the Moselle, France. Mark graduated in June 2011 from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the Central European University in Budapest, with which the CIC signed a memorandum of understanding on the 15th February 2012 [http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=852].

For more information on the study and the poster, please click on the following link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=890

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CIC Newsletter - 12th of June 2012 - Hunting is Part of the "Green Economy": CIC on the Rio+20 Conference

"Wildlife management and hunting are an integral part of the 'green economy' ", said CIC-President Bernard Lozé ahead of the Rio+20 World Summit on sustainable development.

To read more, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=886

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CIC Newsletter - 11th of June 2012 - Run for the Wild! CIC staff at the Budapest Marathon

On 10 June 2012, staff members of the CIC Headquarters have run at the 19th K&H Olympic Marathon and Half Marathon Relay, the biggest relay event in Hungary, organized in the beautiful downtown of Budapest.

To read more, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=885

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CIC Newsletter - 8th of June 2012 - CIC President's speech at the German hunters' day

On the occasion of the German hunters' day (8 June 2012) CIC President, Mr. Bernard Lozé has delivered a speech: "Advocating sustainable hunting worldwide".

To read more (the press release and the text of the speech is in German), please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=884

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CIC Newsletter - 25th of April 2012 - Conservation in Southern Africa Benefits from Trophy Hunting of Elephants

During recent weeks there have been some misinterpretations in the media surrounding the sustainability of elephant hunting in certain southern African countries. The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) noted these misleading judgements with deep concern. The current conservation status of elephant populations in the region speaks for itself and shows the positive role of sustainable hunting, fully in line with the principles of Convention on Biological Diversity.

To read the full press release, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=867

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CIC Newsletter - 17th of April 2012 - The German Delegation is concerned about basic changes in the hunting law

The spring meeting of the German Delegation of the CIC took place in Wiesbaden on 31 March 2012. The main topic discussed was the potential fundamental changes to hunting rights in Germany.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=864

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CIC Newsletter - 16th of April 2012 - Report about the General Assembly of the French Delegation of the CIC

The French hunting magazine, "Le Saint Hubert Magazine" extensively covered the General Assembly of the French Delegation of the CIC as well as the launch of the "Dianes de Saint-Hubert" in its March/April issue.

Please know that both articles are in French.

We thank "Le Saint Hubert Magazine" for their permission to publish their articles on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=863

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CIC Newsletter - 28th of March 2012 - One of us: Why are we hunters? - Interview with Dieter Schramm

The good tradition goes on. The German hunting magazine PIRSCH runs a series of short interviews with prominent hunters asking them 7 questions about their hunting experience.

In the last edition CIC President of Honour, Dieter Schramm answered the questions.

We wish to thank PIRSCH magazine for their cooperation. Please know that the interview is in German: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=861

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of March 2012 - One of us - Why are we hunters?

The German hunting magazine PIRSCH runs a series of short interviews with prominent hunters asking them 7 questions about their hunting experience, e.g. how they have started their passion and what their most memorable and beautiful hunting experience was.

Lately, PIRSCH asked these questions from Madame Christiane Underberg, long-standing member of the CIC German Delegation. Together with her husband, Emil Underberg, she helped to initiate in 1970 the Fund for Environmental Studies Tyrol/Austria for sustainable management of natural resources.

We wish to thank PIRSCH magazine for allowing us to publish this interview: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=861

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CIC Newsletter - 9th of March 2012 - Canned Hunting in Europe and how to avoid getting scammed: Answers from Dr. Rolf D. Baldus of CIC

In the January issue of The Hunting Report they reported on possible scam hunts in Hungary and Romania, where several Danish hunters were set up to shoot captive-bred trophies under the guise of fair-chase hunts for free-range animals.

While following up on this story they contacted the CIC and made an interview with Mr. Rolf Baldus.

Copyrighted March 2012 and reprinted with permission from The Hunting Report. To read the full report, please visit: http://www.huntingreport.com or the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=855

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CIC Newsletter - 6th of March 2012 - Signed Memorandum between the CIC and CEU

CIC supported a comprehensive study tour for academic hunter colleagues from Japan to see the full range of deer management possibilities in mountainous parts of Central Europe. The main focus of the study tour was to provide an overview of ungulate wildlife facts in the Alpine region of Europe on a scientific basis.

Dr. Igor Tavcar M.D. from the CIC delegation of Slovenia invited Dr. Hiromasa Igota Ph.D., from Japan, a wildlife biologist and associate professor teaching wildlife biology and practical hunting skills to accompany him on a wildlife tour.

To read the full report, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=853

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CIC Newsletter - 1st of March 2012 - Signed Memorandum between the CIC and CEU

The CIC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the Central European University on 15 February 2012, to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of wildlife through the joint work of CIC and CEU.

To read more, please visit CIC's website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=852

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CIC Newsletter - 29th of February 2012 - Hunt in the kitchen

We are pleased to introduce you The hunt in the Kitchen, containing 16 recipes, edited by the CIC Italian Delegation. The book was presented at the Club Societá del Giardino in Milan by Giovanni Bana, the head of the Delegation.

The prize is 20,00 EUR.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation
CIC Headquarters
P.O. Box 82
H-2092 Budakeszi
Hungary
Tel.: +36 23 453 830
Fax: +36 23 453 832
E-Mail: office@cic-wildlife.org
Web: www.cic-wildlife.org

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CIC Newsletter - 27th of February 2012 - CIC Member Dr. Rolf D. Baldus honored

Readers of the hunting magazine Wild und Hund voted the magnificantly illustrated work on the Tanzanian Selous Game Reserve Wild Heart of Africa as the hunting book of the year 2011 in Germany (in the technical category).

The former President of CICs Tropical Game Commission, Dr. Rolf D.Baldus, was presented the prize at the hunting fair Jagd und Hund in Dortmund on 4th February by the editor in chief of Wild und Hund, Heiko Hornung.

To read more, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=847

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CIC Newsletter - 22nd of February 2012 - Switzerland: Voters say yes to hunting

In Switzerland, one of the few direct democracies in the world, voters have repeatedly shown approval of hunting with a two-thirds majority at the polls. Recently, a referendum against drive hunting held in the Swiss canton of Aargau was rejected by 103,000 votes against 50,000.

George P. Aman, president of the Swiss delegation of CIC, is proud of the Swiss citizens positive attitude toward hunting. These results show that hunting enjoys strong support amongst the population of Switzerland. About two thirds of the Swiss people accept hunting with a benevolent indifference. They trust government regulations although the approximately 30,000 huntsmen in Switzerland represent a negligibly small minority. The share of militant opponents to hunting is probably no more than about 10% to 15% of the total population.

To read more, please visit CIC's website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=849

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CIC Newsletter - 2nd of February 2012 - Hunters Have a Major Role in the Conservation of Wetlands

Hunters are not only users but also eager conservationists of wetlands. From restoration programmes, through the control of predators, to fundraising, hunters role is a key in the conservation of wetlands.

To read more, please visit CIC's website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=844

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CIC Newsletter - 1st of February 2012 - The Evolution of CITES - 9th edition FRENCH Version available

Willem Wijnstekers has been involved in CITES for the last 31 years, for 20 years in the European Commission and since 1999 as Secretary-General of the Convention. His book The Evolution of CITES has come to its 9th edition and besides the English version, the French translation is now available at the CIC website to download: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=723

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CIC Newsletter - 25th of January 2012 - Hunting for Treasure 2012

In the past years the Hunting Auction during the General Assemblies became the most exciting part of the Gala Dinners. This years General Assembly in Cape Town can not be an exception.

Please read Olivier Rolin Jacquemyns's letter, who is the Head of the CIC Belgian Delegation as well as President of the Coordinaton Group Hunting for Treasure: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=839

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CIC Newsletter - 20th of January 2012 - Dr. Arto Marjakangas, CIC representative in the AEWA Technical Committee

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Arto Marjakangas will take the position of CIC Representative in the Technical Committee of the African-Eurasian Waterbird Agreement (AEWA).

Please visit the CIC website for more information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=838

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CIC Newsletter - 19th of January 2012 - Call for Nominations: Literary Award

The CIC annually awards prizes for outstanding publications at the occasion of its General Assembly. The Jury consists of CIC members from 6 countries and gives awards in 5 categories. Deadline for submitting a book: 17 February.

To read more about the rules, please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=60

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CIC Newsletter - 9th of January 2012 - One of Us

One of the main tasks of the CIC is to come up with reliable information from experts to common people justifying sustainable hunting and its continuity. It is also important to communicate us hunters as conservationists and give us opportunities to raise our knowledge and extend our experience about hunting related issues.

German magazine JAGEN WELTWEIT lets regular hunters to join in various hunting trips and adventures around the world. In the edition 5/2011 an article written by Tiina Eklund from the CIC Finnish Delegation was published with a title "Robbenjagd – Zwischen den Elementen". Let the story guide you to the arctic coast of Norway to discover the thrills and challenges of seal hunting.

We appreciate very much JAGEN WELTWEIT giving the permission to publish the full article on the CIC website.

Please read here the report of Mrs. Tiina Eklund: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=835

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CIC Newsletter - 3rd of January 2012 - Ivory samples needed! – French translation available

"The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation - in close cooperation with the Universities of Mainz and Regensburg, the World Wide Fund for Nature in Germany (WWF) and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) - is building up a database for ivory. At the end of the project it will be possible to designate the geographical origin of a tusk or an ivory carving. We will then be able to answer the question: Where and when did this elephant live?"

Please read the interview with Dr. Rolf D. Baldus: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=827

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CIC Newsletter - 22nd of December 2011 - Applications wanted!!!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) advertises scholarships of the Hungarian Ministry for Rural Development for MSc courses on Wildlife Conservation and Management.

More information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=831

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CIC Newsletter - 22nd of December 2011 - Ivory samples needed!

"The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation - in close cooperation with the Universities of Mainz and Regensburg, the World Wide Fund for Nature in Germany (WWF) and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) - is building up a database for ivory. At the end of the project it will be possible to designate the geographical origin of a tusk or an ivory carving. We will then be able to answer the question: Where and when did this elephant live?"

We wish to thank to the "Jagen Weltweit" hunting magazine of Paul Parey Verlag for allowing us to publish the interview. It will appear in the first JWW edition in 2011.

Please read the interview with Dr. Rolf D. Baldus in English: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=827 and in German http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=828 the French version will follow soon.

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CIC Newsletter - 21st of December 2011 - 7th Global Youth for Sustainable Use – Belgium

This autumn, the Young Opinion (YO) members of the Belgian CIC delegation organized the 7th edition of the Global Youth for Sustainable Use (GYSU) meeting, hosting 35 participants from 12 different nationalities. During the intense 4-day event, the youngsters had one common subject in mind: Hunting for Conservation.

Please read the whole report: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=826

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CIC Newsletter - 20th of December 2011 - CIC meets European Environment Commissioner and the President of the Republic of Slovenia

On the invitation of the CIC Delegation of Slovenia, CIC President Bernard Lozé and CIC Director General Tamás Marghescu visited the Republic of Slovenia 24-26 November 2011 to meet the President of the Republic of Slovenia Dr. Danilo Türk, European Environment Commissioner Dr. Janez Potočnik and also very importantly, to visit the offices of the Hunters Association of Slovenia.

Please read the full report on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=825

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CIC Newsletter - 15th of December 2011 - CIC is pleased to inform about the achievements of the Czech Committee of National Culture

The Czech Committee of National Culture recently approved "Hunting traditions and management" on the national inventory list of intangible cultural heritage.

Please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=823

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CIC Newsletter - 2nd of December 2011 - The Republic of Macedonia became State Member of the CIC

Following the recent visit of Tony Vrscaj, President of the CIC Coordination Forum for Eastern-Europe and CIC Director General, Tamás Marghescu to Macedonia we are pleased to announce that by declaration sent to CIC President, Bernard Loze the Republic of Macedonia became State Member of the CIC.

Please visit the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=813

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CIC Newsletter - 28th of November 2011 - Report of COP10 CBD and related events in Nagoya, Japan

Keiya Nakajima from The Japan Falconiformes Center, who has provided the CIC team enormous assistance during the CBD COP10 event in Nagoya in October 2010 where the CIC Markhor Award 2010 ceremony took place has published an article in The International Journal of Falconry Autumn 2011 edition.

Read more on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=809

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CIC Newsletter - 24th of November 2011 - CIC takes Landmark Position on Manipulation of Wildlife

The CIC adopted a landmark recommendation at its last Council Session in Madrid in November. The recommendation deals with manipulative and intensive management practices in the breeding of wildlife species such as artificial insemination and tightly controlled breeding systems which aim at the commercial production of ever larger horns or antlers, a variety of color morphs and even hybridization between closely related species or subspecies.

Manipulative practices taken from domestic livestock production, which are increasingly observed across all continents, not only make a mockery of the honored traditions of hunting, but pose a real and present danger for the integrity of biodiversity. With this landmark recommendation the CIC invites governments, wildlife managements authorities, landowners as well as national and international hunting associations and conservation NGOs to join forces in preserving the wild in wildlife.

Read more: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=807

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CIC Newsletter - 14th of November 2011 - Pamir Argali in Tajikistan: Sustainable Hunting Stabilizes Population

Recently published advertisements and infomercials on hunting of Pamir argali (also known as Marco Polo sheep or scientifically as Ovis ammon polii) made reference to Pamir argali numbers and hunting in Tajikistan. These publications have not always used reliable sources, correct population numbers and authoritative connected information.

The CIC Division Applied Science, in cooperation with local and international experts who monitor Pamir argali populations and control the annual hunting harvest in the country, takes therefore the opportunity to inform wild sheep enthusiasts, conservationists and mountain hunters of the actual situation in Tajikistan.

The report can be found on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=801

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CIC Newsletter - 3rd of November 2011 - The CIC Finnish Delegation supports the National Moose Management plan under preparation

The moose (Alces alces latin) is in many ways the most significant game species in Finland. Despite its recreational, intrinsic and even the high economic value, moose is an adverse animal to the society. In the recent past there has been an average of 1500 car collisions with moose per annum with an average of 5 persons killed and 100-200 wounded. Also because of its feeding habits, moose causes damages worth millions to the forestry and agriculture every year.

Please read more about the study written by Mikko Rautiainen on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=799

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of October 2011 - UN report identifies innovative solutions for resolving bushmeat crisis

United Nations report identifies innovative solutions for resolving bushmeat crisis.

CIC is a partner in the CBD Bushmeat Liaison Group and we are pleased to inform you that a new United Nations report says that resolving the crisis in the harvesting of bushmeat is possible if governments combine new management models, including community-based management, game-ranching and hunting toursim, with new mechanism for monitoring and law enforcement.

Please read more about the report on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=798

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CIC Newsletter - 21th of October 2011 - One of us!

In the latest edition of PIRSCH, a leading German hunting magazine, readers find an exclusive interview of five full pages with Dr. Rolf D. Baldus, Special Advisor on Communications at CIC.

The full article (in German) is available on the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=796

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of September 2011 - Change of Venue for the 59th CIC General Assembly in South Africa

As announced during the Closing Session of the 58th CIC General Assembly in St. Petersburg, the next CIC General Assembly will be held in South Africa from 8 to 11 May 2012.

To read more, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=783

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CIC Newsletter - 16th of September 2011 - Autumn Meeting of the German CIC Delegation

Efficient Working Sessions and Cheerful Celebrations: Autumn Meeting of the German CIC Delegation. The new Executive Board with Dr. Jens-Jürgen Böckel as head of the delegation and his deputies, Melanie Schröter and Dr. Richard Lammel, who was voted unanimously into office the previous May, passed this first test, in the opinion of the membership circle, in a quite outstanding way.

To read the full report, please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=776

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CIC Newsletter - 14th of September 2011 - CIC at the 25th CITES Animals Committee and the 61st CITES Standing Committee

CIC at the 25th CITES Animals Committee and the 61st CITES Standing Committee

Willem Wijnstekers, Secretary-General of CITES from 1999 till May 2010 and author of The Evolution of CITES, volunteered to cover the above meetings for CIC.

Here is his brief report on issues of relevance to CIC and its members: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=766

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CIC Newsletter - 6th of September 2011 - The CIC Trophy Measuring System: The Way Forward

In the past years essentially since the General Assembly in Belgrade 2006 many discussions, often controversial, took place. Now is the time to draw a synthesis of the results and inform the members about the way forward.

To read more, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=762

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CIC Newsletter - 1st of July 2011 - CIC Headquarters Welcomes Very First Meeting of Europe’s Governmental Leaders of Hunting

On invitation of the Hungarian Ministry of Rural Development, the governmental leaders of hunting of 14 EU Member States met on the 29th of June 2011 in the premises of the CIC Headquarters in Budakeszi, Hungary and agreed on following Concluding Statement.

To read this Statement, please visit following link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=735

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CIC Newsletter - 9th of June 2011 - The Evolution of CITES - 9th edition - 2011

Willem Wijnstekers has been involved in CITES for the last 31 years, for 20 years in the European Commission and since 1999 as Secretary-General of the Convention. He retired in May 2010 and since then he dedicates a lot of his time to help anyone solve CITES questions and issues.

His book The Evolution of CITES has come to its 9th edition. As with all previous editions, this comprehensive publication presents a history of the evolution of CITES. It begins with the basics and guides the reader through its complex structure. It presents the provisions of the Convention and relevant Resolutions and Decisions in an accessible way as well as providing explanations and comments to facilitate an understanding of the Convention and of how it should be implemented.

To download the publication or order the printed version, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=723

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CIC Newsletter - 1st of June 2011 - Leaders on Wildlife Conservation Talk Action: Outcome of the 58th CIC General Assembly

Hunting a part of our cultural heritage was the motto of the 58th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) the World Forum for Sustainable Hunting gathered in the beautiful scenery of the city of white nights, the cultural capital of the Russian Federation and a UNESCO World Heritage Site Saint Petersburg.

To read the full report, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=588

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CIC Newsletter - 6th of May 2011 - Leaders on Wildlife Conservation Talk Action

From May 12-15 2011 the global leader in sustainable use and conservation of wildlife, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) is gathering its members from all over the world in St. Petersburg, Russia to conduct its 58th General Assembly with the motto: Hunting, a part of cultural heritage. The CIC is most grateful to its hosts, the Government of the Russian Federation, the City of St. Petersburg and the Russian Alliance of Public Associations of Hunting and Fishing for the invitation to hold its General Assembly in St. Petersburg, Russia, says Bernard Lozé, the President of CIC.

To read the whole article, please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=721

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CIC Newsletter - 4th of April 2011 - CIC at the renowned Denzlinger Wildtierforum

Why do we speak about damage caused by wildlife when it is the men who are the original cause for these damages?

Please, visit the CIC website and download the flyer with the programm of the forum (only available in German): http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=709

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CIC Newsletter - 14th of February 2011 - Bulgaria becomes CIC State Member

H.E. Dr. Miroslav Naidenov Minister of Agriculture and Food of the Republic of Bulgaria requested the President of the CIC Bernard Lozé to accept the application of the Republic of Bulgaria for state membership in the CIC.

To read more, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=698

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CIC Newsletter - 7th of January 2011 - CIC in The Parliament Magazine

The CIC appears in the special issue of The Parliament Magazine dedicated to the Hungarian EU Presidency. The publication is perceived as the voice of MEPs and as an important means of communications between the European Parliament, national governments and senior officials in the European Commission, and has an established reputation with the political press and media.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=694

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CIC Newsletter - 13th of December 2010 - CIC Newsletter 2010/3-4

Inside this issue you can read more about:

FOCUS

DIVISIONS, COMMISSIONS AND WORKING GROUPS

REGIONAL AND COUNTRY NEWS

PUBLICATIONS

UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

The CIC Newsletter 2010/3-4 is being printed at the moment but you can already download it from the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=411

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CIC Newsletter - 9th of December 2010 - Tip for a Christmas present

Still enough time to order one or more copies of a wonderful collection of hunting related music from Johann Strauss and Gioachino Rossini. The 2-CD pack is the first of a planned series of hunting related music CDs under the title "Le Rendez-vous de chasse". The booklet contains a short introduction of the CIC. The CDs also contain the new CIC Hymn composed by the Austrian composer Paul Angerer. It's a nice gift for your business partners, friends and you even support CIC.

To listen to a sample piece and to order, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=567

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CIC Newsletter - 29th of November 2010 - FAO and CIC sign historical Memorandum of Understanding

After a long history of collaboration, FAO and CIC have just signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which is to enhance the capacity of countries (especially developing countries) in conserving and sustainably managing wildlife resources, thereby contributing to biodiversity conservation, food safety and nutrition (food security), animal and human health, human and economic development.

To read more about the talks and meetings, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=685

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CIC Newsletter - 28th of October 2010 - High-level Talks at the Fringes of the CBD COP in Nagoya, Japan

While negotiations at the 10th Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity enter into their final phase with the Ministers having arrived in Nagoya, Tamás Marghescu Director General of the CIC holds high-level meetings with important partners from governments, international conventions, private sector, foundations and civil society.

To read more about the talks and meetings, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=668

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CIC Newsletter - 20th of October 2010 - Good News at Last for Flood-Stricken Pakistan

Do you know what day it is today? It is the 20/10/2010. So what? Well, it is the day, when the world community takes stock in Nagoya, Japan of its commitment made in 2002, when heads of governments decided at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa that they wanted to reduce the rate of loss of nature and biodiversity by the year 2010.

To read just minutes after the event took place, what a great success CIC has had in Nagoya, please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=662

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CIC Newsletter - 12th of October 2010 - "Deer of the World" exhibition

The CIC, the Slovakian Hunters Association, the Slovakian Hunters Chamber and the Slovakian State Forestry kindly invite you to the exhibition Deer of the World. The opening ceremony will be held on 16 October 2010 at 4 p.m. in Palárikovo, Slovakia in the CIC Museum.

To read more, please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=656

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CIC Newsletter - 7th of October 2010 - The Falcon is Back, Soaring over Nagoya

The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) jointly with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), is hosting the event Sustainable Use is Conservation at Heart in cooperation with the International Association for Falconry and Conservation of Birds of Prey (IAF) and the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE).

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=652

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CIC Newsletter - 28th of September 2010 - New Director General

After eight years as Director General of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) Kai-Uwe Wollscheid leaves the Administrative Office in Budapest and turns to new tasks.

Rolf D. Baldus, President of the Tropical Game Commission reports from the farewell event: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=646

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CIC Newsletter - 20th of July 2010 - CIC: Sustainable Hunting and National Parks two sides of the same coin

"Sustainable hunting and national parks are no contradictions. Instead, they complement each other. They are two sides of the same coin", said Dr. Rolf D. Baldus, President of CICs Tropical Game Commission.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=602

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CIC Newsletter - 15th of July 2010 - CIC Newsletter 2010/2

Inside this issue you can read more about:

The CIC Newsletter 2010/2 is being printed at the moment but you can already download it from the CIC website: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=411

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CIC Newsletter - 7th of June 2010 - Enjoy music while supporting CIC Culture

At the GA in Dubrovnik the Culture Division published the first of a planned series of hunting related music CDs under the title Le Rendez-vous de chasse.

The CDs contain enjoyable pieces by Johann Strauss and Gioachino Rossini and the booklet in the 2 CD pack introduces the CIC to the wider public. The CDs also contain the new CIC Hymn composed by the Austrian composer Paul Angerer.

To listen to a sample piece and to order, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=567.

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of May 2010 - CIC Renews its Commitment to Support Saiga Conservation

The CIC generously supports the Small Grants Programme 2010 of the Saiga Conservation Alliance.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=561

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CIC Newsletter - 25th of May 2010 - Sustainable Hunting Tourism can Reverse Biodiversity Loss: Grassroots Project in Pakistan Honoured by the CIC

Biodiversity is still declining, quicker than ever seen. As the UN Global Biodiversity Outlook 3 (http://gbo3.cbd.int/the-outlook/gbo3/foreword/foreword-by-the-united-nations-secretary-general.aspx described: if governments do not initiate urgently strong steps against the extinction of animal and plant species, the process might come to the point of no return. According to the report the main reasons of biodiversity loss are pollution, climate change, drought, deforestation, poaching and overfishing.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=559

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CIC Newsletter - 21st of May 2010 - CIC scored trophies for the 2010 edition of Rowland Ward’s Records of Big Game

The Executive Committee of the CIC has decided in its meeting during the General Assembly in Dubrovnik that trophies of European game which have been measured by an official CIC measurer can be entered into the Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game. A respective agreement between the CIC and Rowland Ward has been negotiated.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=558

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CIC Newsletter - 13th of May 2010 - BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION NEEDS JOINED FORCES

The 57th General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) the World Forum for Sustainable Hunting celebrated the UN International Year of Biodiversity. During this Forum the vital role of hunters in contributing to the halting of biodiversity loss was repeatedly highlighted. The 57th General Assembly once more visualised the central task of the CIC as a global umbrella organization to gather partners with a variety of backgrounds in order to join forces to effectively promote sustainable hunting and to preserve the diversity of wildlife species all over the world.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=551

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CIC Newsletter - 13th of May 2010 - First photos of the 57th CIC General Assembly, 6-9 May 2010, Dubrovnik

The first photos of the 57th CIC General Assembly, 6-9 May 2010, Dubrovnik are on the CIC website!

Please follow this link: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=140&tx_lzgallery_pi1[showUid]=14

More photos will be added very soon, once we receive them from the official photographers of the event.

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CIC Newsletter - 3rd of May 2010 - Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne receives prestigious award!

Prominent and long-standing CIC member, Dr. Wolfgang E. Burhenne, received an Honorary Diploma from the Bavarian Hunting Association for his outstanding achievements in the hunting sector of Bavaria.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=548

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CIC Newsletter - 27th of April 2010 - Who is the Winner of the 2010 Markhor Award?

The winner of this years Markhor Award, presented by the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) was unanimously selected by the high-level International Selection Committee.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=547

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CIC Newsletter - 26th of April 2010 - CIC spearheading sustainable hunting ammunition developments

The CIC-led platform on sustainable hunting ammunition bringing together the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union (FACE) and The World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA) is finalizing its work on a roadmap to properly deal with the upcoming discussions on the possible toxicity of certain types of ammunition. The foundation of this work was laid inter alia by the CIC workshop in Aarhus, Denmark, held in 5-7 November 2009.

The fundamentally important findings of this report are now available online: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=546

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CIC Newsletter - 15th of April 2010 - Victor Scherrer elected President of the French Saint-Hubertus Club

CICs French Delegation President / Head now heads / chairs the prestigious Saint-Hubert Club de France (SHCF). Our ambition: to re-invent the St. Hubert that is the goal announced by Victor SCHERRER during the clubs General Assembly which unanimously elected him President.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=542

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CIC Newsletter - 9th of April 2010 - 10 messages for 2010

The European Environment Agency published the second message, focusing on protected areas and highlighting links with climate change, in its series of 10 Messages for 2010.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=539

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CIC Newsletter - 8th of April 2010 - 57th CIC General Assembly

6-9 May 2010, Dubrovnik, Croatia

For the second time - after the 30th General Assembly in 1983 - the CIC has the privilege to celebrate again its General Assembly in Dubrovnik. Dalmatia is a region full of natural and cultural heritage. The most beautiful jewel of the region, also mentioned as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is the old city of Dubrovnik, located in the southernmost and sunniest part of Croatia on a rocky shoreline above the sea, surrounded by picturesque islands. What more ideal scenery can you imagine for the next CIC General Assembly?

The assembly will be held from 6th to 9th May 2010 in the Croatia Hotel, located in the charming little town of Cavtat, 18 km from the city Dubrovnik and very close to the International Airport. The program of the General Assembly as well as the registration and hotel booking forms can be downloaded in the members section.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=422

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CIC Newsletter - 6th of April 2010 - CICs Edmond Blanc Prize 2010

This year the Edmond Blanc Prize of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation will be awarded to the Grafenwöhr Federal Forestry and Military Training Area in Bavaria, Germany.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=537

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CIC Newsletter - 18th of March 2010 - Emergency appeal for the saigas of the Pre-Caspian region of Russia

There is an emergency situation with the Russian population of the saiga antelope. The particularly hard winter combined with a resurgence of poaching has the potential to bring the population to extremely low levels. The SCA is launching an appeal.

To read about the backround and the needs, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=530

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CIC Newsletter - 16th of March 2010 - 15th CoP of CITES kicked off in Doha, Qatar

On last Friday, the 15th Conference of Parties of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was opened. Over 42 proposals are on the table, reflecting growing international concern about the accelerating destruction of the world's natural ecosystems through their overuse and the potential impacts of climate change on the biological resources of the planet. The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), an Intergovernmental Observer to the Convention, underlines the vital role of CITES as key instrument to govern the trade in endangered species. CIC is working the corridors of the conference to coordinate the efforts of stakeholders representing pro-sustainable use opinions and is assisting parties in providing facts and science information to facilitate their informed decision making.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=524

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CIC Newsletter - 10 February 2010 - CIC at CITES CoP 15

Here it is!

The CIC position on the important proposals relevant to sustainable use and conservation brought to the CITES convention meeting of parties in Doha, Qatar for decisions.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=510

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CIC Newsletter - 10 February 2010 - Breakthrough: CIC coordinates global platform on hunting ammunition

The International Council on Game and Wildlife Conservation is grateful to our colleagues from The World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities and our friends from the Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the European Union for the very constructive and groundbreaking meeting on the 4th of February between the organizations in Rome.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=511

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CIC Newsletter - 9 February 2010 - Saiga Conservation Alliance Tour 2010

An 11-day tour has been arranged to the Country of the Saiga by Eastern Approaches on behalf of the Saiga Conservation Alliance. The tour takes place from Thursday 19th to Sunday 29th August 2010.

Further information: http://www.cic-wildlife.org/index.php?id=157

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