Hunting Bird Policy and Regulation
The hunting management in Armenia has inherited number of issues, among which the following should be mentioned: (1) lack of game birds management and, as part of it - their monitoring; (2) lack of proper examination of hunters for granting them the licenses; (3) lack of control of the number of shot individuals.
As a result of two-year work with hunting unions, Ministry of Environment, and Environmental Inspectorate, an agreement was reached on changing the legislation on hunting, which includes:
- reduction in the area of public hunting grounds
- introduction of a new state exam for obtaining hunting licenses
- obligatory monitoring of game birds
- development of mechanisms to control the qualitative and quantitative composition of species being shot in the season and poaching out of season