Zoltán Kovács reported on the results of the “One with Nature” World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition at the 68th CIC General Assembly

“As a forum created for nature conservation and hunting, the “One with Nature” Expo achieved internationally significant results, and accordingly the work we have begun is worth continuing from a professional perspective, but also from a social, foreign policy and national image perspective alike”, Mr. Kovács emphasised in Riga.

As head of the Hungarian delegation, the Government Commissioner for the 2021 “One with Nature” World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition took the floor at the annual General Assembly of the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), which on this occasion was held in the Latvian capital. Mr. Kovács reported to the representatives of CIC member states concerning the results and experiences of the OWN Expo, as well as briefing them on future plans.

The importance of communication is at the focal point of the 68th CIC General Assembly, and the conference is attempting to find responses to issues such as how to communicate our successes, what kinds of messages are most effective, and what can we learn from our allies, as well as from “people on the other side of the table”.

With relation to this, the head of the Hungarian delegation declared that the CIC and organisations that think in similar terms are frontrunners in the development of nature conservation and the new approach to communication. Mr. Kovács stressed the Hungarian government’s intent to provide assistance and to share knowledge with relation to the realisation of such activities.

In his speech, CIC General Director Tamás Marghescu, expressed his thanks to the governments and national hunting associations of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, who facilitated the organisation of the General Assembly in Riga.

CIC President Philipp Harmer stressed the importance of communication, and said: “It is the duty of hunters to inform the public about the services that they provide for nature and society”. He highlighted the fact that hunters must adapt to modern times, and must make use of all forms of communication, and the advantages they provide.

In his speech, Latvian Minister of Agriculture Kaspars Gerhards declared: “Effective communication is the key to success in both politics and legislation”. The Minister explained that the obvious changes that have been experienced in nature in recent years have been compared to the less obvious, but similarly effective changes that have occurred within the digital environment, and in his view it is now the responsibility of all interested parties to emphasise the role of hunting and the sustainable use of nature in managing the resources of wildlife.

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