The CIC is a partner of World Migratory Bird Day
On the 10th of May, World Migratory Bird Day was celebrated under the theme « …and when the skies fall silent? Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade! » around the globe. The aim of this global campaign was to raise awareness about the threats endangering migratory birds and their habitats. Read more about World Migratory Bird Day 2016
“The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, as the global platform of the hunting community, supports this campaign to raise awareness about the threats endangering migratory birds from poaching and wildlife trafficking, to pollution and other obstacles.” Read the statement of CIC President George Aman
The CIC is in the battle – Intergovernmental Task Force was announced
The Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) announced, today, the establishment of the Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean. By uniting governments and international organizations worldwide, the newly created international alliance aims to tackle illegal killing, taking, and trade of birds, and stresses the importance of new guidelines, recommendations and action plans to stop poaching at its roots. The creation of this global coalition is a monumental step against wildlife crime. Since the Milan Declaration in 2014, Combating wildlife crime is one of the four priorities of the CIC.
“It is well known that well-regulated, sustainable hunting is an important component of conservation, since it includes demonstrable actions against illegal killing, taking, and trade of migratory birds. Therefore, combating wildlife crime is one of the four strategic initiatives of the CIC.” said George Aman, President of the CIC in his statement.