The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) and the IGF Foundation, in collaboration with, and the financial support from, the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), Conservation Force, and the International Foundation for Wildlife and Management have published the “Guidelines for Improving the Administration of Sustainable Hunting in sub-Saharan Africa”. The CIC congratulates to the launch of the manual, which is now available on the FAO website.
Summary of the book:
„These guidelines provide both operational and technical guidance on approaches in countries practising regulated hunting. When and where well-managed, this hunting industry brings considerable conservation benefits and socio-economic profits. However, like any sector, the hunting sector is in need of improvement in respect to nature conservation, rural socio-economy and cultural livelihoods and lifestyles. By raising the level of professionalism in its administration, it is expected that the performance and quality of services of the whole sector will improve. Good administration is obviously crucial for promoting best practices and discouraging the others.”