|The defence of
first mission of CIC
(International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation) was founded
in Paris in 1930 by the Frenchman Maxime Ducrocq
and a circle of famous hunters from 28 countries.
With great insight and foresight, they were already
aware that the future of their passion would depend
more and more on a rational use of natural resources
and above all on their conservation. This fundamental
idea has remained unchanged: in fact, it has been
developed and enriched by such new and up-to-date
elements that the countries adhering to CIC are now
78, each with their own national Delegation: the
whole of Europe, Canada, the United States, many
African, South American and Asian States contribute
towards the operations and programs of CIC International
to defend wild species and protect natural environments.
is operatively organised into specific Commissions
both on an international level and in each country:
Holarctic Big Game, Small Fauna, Migratory Birds,
Tropical Fauna, Hunting with Dogs, Falconry, Information
and Ethics, Cynegetics in Art, Exhibitions and
Trophies, Photographic Hunting and Game Gastronomy.
organs of CIC are the General Assembly and the
Board of Directors, the latter of which is composed
of the President, Vice President, General Director,
General Secretary, Directors, Heads of the National
delegations and Presidents of the Commissions.
The administrative office is
based in Budapest.
The Italian Delegation Head
is located in
Via S. Antonio, 11, Milan
and the Italian Delegation
Secretariat is in
Via Sebastiano del Piombo, 19 - Milan
Furthermore, CIC sits as an
observer in UN as well as IUCN (National Union for
Nature Conservation) and is a member of NGO (Non-Governmental