Responsible Hunting Programme
For many Egyptians, hunting wild animals remains an important part of their livelihoods.
While Egyptians have been hunting for thousands of years, the drastic increase in population and advances in technology have increased the pressure on wildlife, leading to the endangerment or even extinction of local and migratory species. While laws and regulations do exist, their enforcement is the real challenge due to lack of awareness and support from locals as well as decision makers.
NCE’s Responsible Hunting Program works to find a balance between the needs of wildlife and the needs of local communities that depend on hunting. This happens through scientific research, including studies on the social and economic factors behind hunting different species in Egypt. This research is used to guide NCE’s conservation actions to better manage hunting, including policy recommendations, awareness and education.
Key projects under this programme: