On the 19th of October at the « Large Carnivores’ Protection in the Carpathians » Conference organized by the Czech Presidency of the Carpathian Convention:
The Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention, represented by its Head Harald Egerer, and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation, represented by its Director General Tamás Marghescu, signed a Memorandum of Cooperation.
At the festive signing ceremony, in the presence of many large carnivores experts from many countries, including the United States of America, Mr. Egerer stipulated that the Convention Secretariat and the Convention Parties welcomed the signature of the memorandum and that its success lies in the elaboration and subsequent implementation of annual work plans. Tamás Marghescu conveyed the greetings of the CIC leadership to the audience and stressed that all efforts to conserve large carnivores need to have hunters on board to regulate populations, contain poaching, provide intelligence on ground realities, and contribute actively to monitoring and habitat preservation and restoration.
The next step for the CIC and the Carpathian Convention is to elaborate a concrete annual work plan.