Wild game and hunting act, 2004 (Slovenia)
This Act regulates game management, which includes planning, conservation, sustainable management and monitoring of game and the methods of their implementation.
Wild Game and Hunting Act states that the government of the Republic of Slovenia (grantor) gives concession on sustainable game management for a specific hunting area.
Basic organizational units holding management rights are (1) hunting areas and (2) state hunting reserves with special purpose.
State hunting reserves with special purpose (12 of them) are established by the government and are aimed to carry out special tasks in conservation and management of game populations. Reserves comprise of areas of highly preserved and distinct natural areas.
Concessions for managing game and hunting are given by the state to the managers of hunting areas, which should hold at least 2000 ha of hunting grounds. Managers (concessioner) of hunting areas (408 of those) are hunting associations (411 of those in Slovenia). Concession rights are obtained via public tender for determined period of time and should be given to managers for at least 20 years. The concession agreement consists of: the subject of concession; criteria that have to be met by the concessioner; start and duration of agreement; concession fee and the way it is paid; rights of the grantor to control concessioner; definition of public tender; content of the concession agreement. Concession fee is paid every year, 50% to the state and 50% to the municipality (or to municipalities in shares equal to proportions of the hunting area within individual municipalities).The fee equals to min of 15% of all revenues (5-year avg.) concessioner receives from selling game meat and hunting tourism. The Decree on awarding concessions for sustainable game management defined that concessions are given for 20 years; first agreements start in 2009.
A person is allowed to hunt as long as it has a valid hunter’s identification card and has passed a special test or is employed in a reserve. One who does not meet these requirements can hunt only accompanied by one who does. Hunting quotas are set for each association. Membership in a hunting association does not prerequisites men’s rights to hunt.There is no such type as recreational or self-consumption hunting, except for dormouse (Glis glis L.), but one needs a permit from the local hunting association.
Zakon o divjdi in lovstvu (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No 16/2004 (EVA 2000-1211-0995; SOP 2004-01-0630))
|Policy area||Agriculture and Rural Development, Biodiversity and endangered species policies, Forestry|
|Affected actors||Landowner/land manager, Picker/harvester/hunter|
|Subject||Edible NWFP, NWFP, Nature conservation|
|Zone||South East Europe|
|Regions (NUTS 2)||Western Slovenia|
|Focus on NWFP||Direct|