May 9–10 marks the celebration of the World Migratory Bird Day. Because of this, The Finnish Wildlife Agency wishes to remind people of the importance of internationally coordinated hunting and up-to-date catch statistics. The theme of the World Migratory Bird Day is: taking waterfowl into consideration in the development of energy technology.
The Finnish Wildlife Agency’s headquarters has moved to new premises. It is now located in the Tapanila neighbourhood of Helsinki. At the same address you will also find the Registry, Licence Administration, the Metsästäjä magazine’s editorial office and the Uusimaa Regional Office.
Next week site managers, landowners and wildlife and hunting organisations from across Europe will come together to share best practice on how sustainable hunting practices can be integrated into nature conservation planning.
In addition to a valid hunting licence, a hunter arriving in Finland may need a hunting permit and a shooting test certificate, as well as a licence to bring a firearm or dog into the country. The best way to proceed is for the Finnish hunter host to help their guest in acquiring these permits and licences.
An international action planning workshop for the Taiga Bean Goose took place in Finland. This action-planning process is the first of its kind under AEWA as it deals with a declining population for which an adaptive harvest framework is foreseen to be developed.