CIC Magazine 2017/1 – English version

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The Wildlife Estates (WE) Label has been developed as a means to acknowledge the exemplary management of landowners and managers of territories in Europe and to make them more visible to society as strong guardians of nature. This initiative is based on a voluntary approach in order to highlight the key role of land managers in protecting biodiversity. It also makes the link between biodiversity and sustainable hunting to facilitate a better communication between land managers, hunters and local authorities and it engages the private and public sectors in mutual cooperation to halt the loss of biodiversity.

hectares passed from a mere 23 000 to more than 1.250.000 hectares, and the project is steadily growing. The WE Label accredits landowners as a front-runner for best management and conservation practices and compliance with the Birds and Habitats Directives. It offers a communication network to further develop and implement new and innovative management techniques by sharing ideas and management strategies and provides relevant information about upcoming events and eco-political changes at EU level.

For more information please visit our website: or contact us by e-mail: Florian Hofbauer, ELO

Today, the Wildlife Estates network consists of 250 estates. Over the 11 years of operations of the programme, labelled


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