17 Mar 2021 Infographic: Benefits of Hunting
INVESTING IN HABITAT CREATION AND MANAGEMENT
Hunters across Europe actively contribute to the management and creation of habitats for wide range of species.
€16 BILLION ANNUAL ECONOMIC CONTRIBUTION
Is contributed by hunters, especially to rural economies where it is often a driving factor in the local economy.
INVASIVE ALIEN SPECIES (IAS) AND DISEASE CONTROL
Hunters help prevent the spread of infectious diseases and control the spread of IAS.
PREVENTING DAMAGES TO CROPS AND LIVESTOCK
Severe and costly damage to crops and livestock is contained and controlled by the sustainable management of certain species by hunters.
PROMOTING POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTIONS
Between rural and urban communities, as well as from diverse socio-economic backgrounds helps to bridge the cultural divide.
MAINTENANCE OF CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Hunting is an essential part of the cultural heritage of many nations, with many individual traditions and customs which are kept alive through a vibrant community.
ENSURING COEXISTENCE BETWEEN PEOPLE AND WILDLIFE
The peaceful and productive coexistence between people and wildlife in areas where conflicts can arise is essential to the future management and health of the populations.
SOURCE OF ETHICAL AND HEALTHY MEAT
Game meat produces an organic, healthy, ethically and locally sourced low impact product.