Essay on Final Hunters Code Booklet NGA

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http://migratorysoaringbirds.undp.birdlife.org

Code of Best Practices for Hunters and Hunting Groups for Responsible Hunting and the full protection of Migratory Soaring Birds ‫ﺍﳊﻮﺍﻣﺔ ﺍﳌﻬﺎﺟﺮﺓ‬
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Code of

Best Practices for Hunters and Hunting Groups for Responsible Hunting and the full protection of
Migratory Soaring Birds

http://migratorysoaringbirds.undp.birdlife.org

Code of

Best Practices for Hunters and Hunting Groups for Responsible Hunting and the full protection of
Migratory Soaring Birds

http://migratorysoaringbirds.undp.birdlife.org

PARTNERS OF MIGRATORY SOARING BIRDS PROJECT:

Egypt - Nature

Djibouti - Djibouti

Conservation Egypt

Nature

Code of

Best Practices for Hunters and Hunting Groups

Ethiopia - Ethiopian Wildlife and

Jordan - Royal Society for

Lebanon - Society for the

Natural History Society (EWNHS)

the Conservation of Nature

Protection of Nature in Lebanon

Palestine - Palestine

Saudi Arabia - Saudi

Sudan - The Sudanese

for Responsible Hunting and the full protection of
Migratory Soaring Birds

Wildlife Society

Wildlife Authority

Syria - Syrian Society for

Conservation of Wildlife

Wildlife Society

Yemen - Foundation for
Endangered Wildlife

http://migratorysoaringbirds.undp.birdlife.org

PREFACE:
Unsustainable hunting in the Eastern Mediterranean

location as well as species identification(that can or cannot

Region is among the most critical issues facing wildlife in

behunted) and bag limits. Responsible hunters demonstrate

general, and in particular migratory birds. Following and

self-regulation which when combined with the existence of a power-

monitoring hunting activities across the region shows a

ful and active government authority will ensure abidance of hunting

bleak picture for migratory birds, which have no choice but

laws and enactments of any violations that might occur.

to instinctively pass through the region between wintering and breeding grounds. This situation shows the need to

Hunting regulation does not lead to negative consequences, but, on

prepare a code of best practices for hunters to follow and

the contrary, regulated and responsible hunting practices might

adopt in hunting activities in addition to all stakeholders in

have some benefits and positive results on animal welfare and the

the region.

protection of birds and quarries in general. Therefore, regulating responsible hunting is a necessity if this hobby and recreational

The assessment of the hunting status in the regionclearly

sporting activity is to be preserved.

indicates that some countries face a problem at the legislation level from inadequateor out-dated laws that govern

The code of best practices for responsible hunting was developed to

hunting activities, but the main problem in most countries

best suit hunting management systems in the region that should

unfortunately resides in the lack of enforcement due to the

also be strengthened within the regional context. Finally, the promo-

inability of authorities to monitor violations and ensure the

tion of this code, through the dissemination to a broad audience

respect of these laws, in addition to the lack of awareness

which includes all hunting stakeholders in the region, and hence,

of some hunters about responsible hunting practices.

ensuring a wide adoption of responsible hunting practices and its

Responsible hunters and hunting groups in the region are

related activities, is one of the aims of this publication.

aware of the necessity to ensure the full protection of migratory soaring bird species along their migration route.

George Kordahi
Responsible hunters (individuals and groups) can be considered among the first conservation is when they practice their passionin a respectful and ethical…