Divisions of the CIC
A changed political environment and ever increasing pressure on hunting and wildlife conservation as well as new fundamental paradigm shifts require modern approaches of a pro-active and leading global hunting organization.
In order to adapt the CIC to the new challenges that hunting faces in the 21st century and to improve the performance of the CIC as a professional international organisation and a key-player in the area of hunting, the activities of the previous Commissions and Working Groups have been streamlined into a structure of three Divisions: “Policy and Law”, “Applied Science” and “Culture”. This new structure was adopted unanimously at the CIC General Assembly in 2008 in Marrakech. The CIC’s objective is though also to maintain its character as close knit group of compassionate people, engaged in assuring the future of hunting.
Ever since the dawn of time mankind has sought to conserve the memory of its activities, such as in the caves of Altamira. Nature and hunting have inspired artists of all ages.
Today, many of us no longer live in such close symbiosis with nature. Only relatively recently have we begun to realize that we will have to pay for our thoughtless use of our natural resources. Hunters, though, protect and admire nature; they sustain it and harvest its fruits.
Cultural treasures are witnesses of hunting as an essential tradition of mankind. The appreciation of hunting in art, we hope, will contribute to better understanding of the importance of sustainable hunting for the maintenance of all nature’s beauty.