Three young, early-career wildlife professionals from different countries; David Chandrasekhar (Australia), Paige Hellbaum (U.S.), and Thabang Teffo (South Africa) held a panel discussion about communicating wildlife conservation to the general public during the 35th Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists in Budapest, Hungary.
The legend of how Hubertus converted and became the patron Saint of hunters and importantly why he is symbolic of our respect for nature as a community.
Like any other hunt day, the day started early. By the time we woke, the sun still hadn’t risen and it looked set to be wet, gloomy and overcast, so it was straight on with the warm coats and wellies.
Due to the decrease of the Hungarian brown hare population, we had a 2-hour drive from the North Hungarian Mountains to the Great Plain that ranges from the central to the southern and eastern borders of the country. This is the region where numerous brown hare populations can still be found.
As we arrived at the edge of the small Hungarian village the sun decided to greet us although the beauty of it wasn’t enough to quell our hungry stomachs. Fortunately, you can always trust in Hungarian hospitality and we were welcomed with hot coffees and teas and freshly baked “pogácsa” (a traditional tasty Hungarian treat similar to cheese scones).
So with our stomachs finally content, we could turn our thoughts to the day’s schedule.
By the time we arrived, one out of three captures of the day had already been completed, so, after the introduction and the quick breakfast, we were placed on two tractors and headed to the field where the second capture was to take place.
After lining the beaters up in the muddy field (which was definitely not an easy task) we were ready to go...
But how exactly does a live capture work?
There is this common argument that I often hear that if left to its own devices wildlife would thrive but one thing that the lockdown has actually demonstrably proven is that this is not the case at all.
And why so many estates and syndicates are turning to online booking systems to improve profitability
Az Egyesült Államok vezető szabadtéri rekreációs szoftver szolgáltatója, az iSportsman a napokban véglegesítette együttműködését a magyar Bit and Pixel Kft. által fejlesztett HAMS.online-nal, Európa egyik legjelentősebb vadgazdálkodási szoftver szolgáltatójával. A hírt Doug Howlett, az iSportsman LLC operatív vezetője jelentette be az amerikai Vadgazdálkodási Intézet és a Nemzeti Katonai Halászati és Vadvilág Szövetség által szervezett 86. Észak-Amerikai Vad és Természeti Erőforrások konferencián.
A hazai fejlesztésű adminisztrációs szoftver és elektronikus beírókönyv – így annak fejlesztője, a Bit and Pixel Kft. – lett a nyertese annak a közbeszerzésnek, amelyet a Coillte, Írország állami erdőgazdasága írt ki. A szoftvert a területén zajló vadgazdálkodási és rekreációs tevékenységek elektronikus adminisztrációjára valamint a bérlemények pályáztatásának kezelésére használja majd a szervezet.
Wildlife crime is a broad term and from many (far too many) conversations over the years it’s clear there’s a lot of healthy and lively debate surrounding the subject.
So, for the moment, let’s put the ethical and moral arguments to one side and let’s start by stating the legal parameters by which we define the term.
Supporting the hunting community is at the heart of what HAMS does and partnerships are a big part of that. In line with this, we are happy to announce our new collaboration with Scottish Land & Estates.
Covid-19 has hit our community hard and to a lesser or greater degree we have all been affected. Thousands within our community have already lost their jobs around the world with a lot more facing redundancy if the coming season is negatively impacted. Hunting tourism has all but disappeared and a lot of the traditional revenue streams of estates are at an all time low.
As you know, here at HAMS we are focussing on how to support our community, how to reduce costs whilst making conservation and game management easier and better. This is why we have created a free advertising platform for estates, landowners and associates to advertise their vacancies. Everyone who is involved in fieldsports, hunting and wildlife management.
This coupled with the existing features of HAMS which have proven to reduce the cost of administration, and encourage contactless management of guests and staff.
Our job board provides a platform for both:
- estates, syndicates, clubs and lands with job vacancies to fill
- People looking for a job.
If we can help at least 1 member of our community then it was worth it.
If you want to take your part in helping, please share this article wherever you can by clicking on this link: (we should solve to share the article somehow immediately on Facebook.)
Let’s help each other, and make our community stronger than ever.
Here’s how to use the HAMS job board...