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Hunting licence (Turkey)

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Brief description of the instrument and its modus operandi

this instrument is projected to organize hunting in the country. To organize controlling of hunting, to control hunters, to know how many people joint to shoot and how many products shooted.

Which problem the instrument is supposed to solve?

1.  Poaching is one of the most serious problem threating animal populations. 2. A detrimental effect on biodiversity both within and outside protected areas as wildlife populations decline, species are depleted locally, and the functionality of ecosystems is disturbed

Purpose or main objective / overall goal of the instrument?

Preventing of illegal hunting, controlling of hunters and preventing of informal source loss

Side objectives/goals of the instrument?

  • Making a serious contribution to the national economy with hunting tourism, *Halting or decreasing the immigration from rural areas to urban areas, // *improving villagers relationships,

Innovation content or potential of the instrument?

There is no a direct innovation content of this instrument

Which laws and regulations support the implement of this instrument?

The rescript of NWFP no:4915, Land Hunting Law, hunting license

The initiator/promoter of the instrument?

Government agency: General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks

Which organizations are involved in the operationalization of the instrument?

General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks with the help of research organizations such as Faculties of forestry and research institutions http://www.ogm.gov.tr/lang/en/SitePages/OGM/OGMDefault.aspx avcılık federasyonu milli eğiti

How the monitoring is ensured?

regular forest guards’ surveillance rounds, harvest permits’ register, database of hunters, permit payment receipt…

How the compliance is ensured?

fines amount changes based on species, products are confiscated and hunting can be forbidden for hunters who poach

How is the overall performance of the instrument?

number of participants is getting increase; area included in the instrument; additional net benefits accrued to landowners and villagers and goverment. There is no spesific quantitatives.


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Brief description of the context for the emergence of the instrument

population in dengeraous-

Have any of the items mentioned above changed since the instrument entered into force?


Is there any qualitative or quantitative study of the impacts of the instrument?


Year 2003
Policy area
Affected activity
Affected actors Landowner/land manager, Picker/harvester/hunter
Products Game
Countries Turkey
Regions (NUTS 2) Bursa Subregion
Focus on NWFP
Document category Instrument
Instrument type
Legal status
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Geographical scope National
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