67th CIC General Assembly
25 - 29 September 2021
President of the CIC
Friends and members of the CIC. After the cancellation of the General Assembly in Riga, on top of long and difficult 2020, I am excited at the prospect of seeing all of you again soon in Budapest.
As many of you will know, this year’s General Assembly is a special one. Not only will it be hosted in Budapest, the home of the CIC Headquarters, it will also be held within the framework of Hungary’s One with Nature, World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition.
As patrons of the event, the CIC has been involved in the planning of the exhibition since 2013, and we are looking forward to bringing our General Assembly to a new international audience.
To mark this historic occasion, we needed an equally important theme for this year’s conference. That is why we have decided upon rurality as the overarching theme, under the motto “One with Nature - Rural Voices, Global Responsibilities.”
The topic was explored previously at our General Assembly in Montreux, and it is something that has remained as a core priority for the CIC.
Every year the rural-urban divide grows larger, with people becoming increasingly alienated from nature in all parts of the world.
It is therefore essential that we work to protect our rural areas, and its associated wildlife and people. As hunters, we are perhaps best positioned to highlight the significance of rurality, as many of us understand its importance to our current and future way of life.
We will be exploring these issues at a number of panel discussions and events at the conference, and of course we have a variety of excursions and social events lined up, which our members have always enjoyed in the past.
I would therefore invite all of you to attend and register for our upcoming General Assembly, I look forward to meeting you all this September.
Dr. Zoltán Kovács
Responsible for One with Nature World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition
I would like to warmly welcome the members and partners of the CIC to the One with Nature, World of Hunting and Nature Exhibition.
This exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of the 1971 World Expo, an event at which thirty-five states gathered in Budapest to highlight the importance of hunting and the relationship between people and nature.
Fifty years later these issues are now more important than they have ever been. Our ambition for this event is to raise public awareness about the significance of the sustainable use of nature and its contributions to conservation – not only within Hungary, but on a global scale.
As patrons of the exhibition, the CIC has played an important role in ensuring that we can meet these ambitions. The unique and extensive CIC network – comprising of hunters, NGOs, scientific experts and environmental ministries – has helped to create an event that we hope will have a lasting impact.
This is why we are proud to be able to host the 67th General Assembly of the CIC as part of the One with Nature Exhibition. Past General Assemblies have provided some great insights for the world of the sustainable use of nature, and we are excited to be able to bring this experience to exhibition participants this year.
For those of you who are coming to Budapest, I hope to see you soon at the exhibition.
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