CIC takes Landmark Position on Manipulation of Wildlife


The recommendation deals with manipulative and intensive management practices in the breeding of wildlife species such as artificial insemination and tightly controlled breeding systems which aim at the “commercial production” of ever larger horns or antlers, a variety of color morphs and even hybridization between closely related species or subspecies.


Manipulative practices taken from domestic livestock production, which are increasingly observed across all continents, not only make a mockery of the honored traditions of hunting, but pose a real and present danger for the integrity of biodiversity. With this landmark recommendation the CIC invites governments, wildlife managements authorities, landowners as well as national and international hunting associations and conservation NGOs to join forces in preserving the wild in wildlife.