RIP Sudan

Met grote droefheid werd het overlijden van Sudan de laatste mannelijke Noorderlijke witte Neushoorn aangekondigd.

It is with great sadness that Ol Pejeta Conservancy and the Dvůr Králové Zoo announce that Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, age 45, died at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya on March 19th, 2018 (yesterday). Sudan was being treated for age-related complications that led to degenerative changes in muscles and bones combined with extensive skin wounds. His condition worsened significantly in the last 24 hours; he was unable to stand up and was suffering a great deal. The veterinary team from the Dvůr Králové Zoo, Ol Pejeta and Kenya Wildlife Service made the decision to euthanize him.

Sudan will be remembered for his unusually memorable life. In the 1970s, he escaped extinction of his kind in the wild when he was moved to Dvůr Králové Zoo. Throughout his existence, he significantly contributed to survival of his species as he sired two females. Additionally, his genetic material was collected yesterday and provides a hope for future attempts at reproduction of northern white rhinos through advanced cellular technologies. During his final years, Sudan came back to Africa and stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength.

“We on Ol Pejeta are all saddened by Sudan’s death. He was a great ambassador for his species and will be remembered for the work he did to raise awareness globally of the plight facing not only rhinos, but also the many thousands of other species facing extinction as a result of unsustainable human activity. One day, his demise will hopefully be seen as a seminal moment for conservationists world wide,” said Richard Vigne, Ol Pejeta’s CEO.

Unfortunately, Sudan’s death leaves just two female northern white rhinos on the planet; his daughter Najin and her daughter Fatu, who remain at Ol Pejeta. The only hope for the preservation of this subspecies now lies in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques using eggs from the two remaining females, stored northern white rhino semen from males and surrogate southern white rhino females.


#SudanForever #TheLoneBachelorGone #RememberingSudan #Only2Left

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Keep calm and let africa take the lead

Onder deze titel organiseerde FACE (De Europese Jachtvereniging) een conferentie samen met CIC (international council for game and wildlife conservation), ELO (the European Landowners organisation) and SCI (Safari Club internationl) een conferentie in het Europese Parlement.

Doel van de conferentie?
Afrika aan het woord laten komen zodat onze europarlementariërs het uit de mond van de Afrikanen zelf konden horen waarom duurzame jacht een plaats heeft in Afrika en waarom Europa zich zeker niet op negatieve wijze betuttelend moet bemoeien.

Jagen in Afrika en zelfs trofeejacht is niet verkeerd als het aan bepaalde voorwaarden voldoet. Duurzaamheid staat daarbij centraal.
Zoals de minister aan iedereen uitlegt, is de duurzame jacht een belangrijke vorm van inkomsten en voedsel in rurale gebieden waar anders niet veel economische activiteiten plaatsvinden.

Zie ook fieldsports van vorige zaterdag en het interview van Charlie Jacoby

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Oproep aan de jachtgemeenschap!

Waarschijnlijk hebben jullie ondertussen allen het droevige nieuws gelezen van de situatie in Polen. En waarschijnlijk vraagt iedereen zich af, wat kunnen we hieraan veranderen? Wel elke stem telt!
Als we allen aan dezelfde kar trekken dan klinkt er niet 1 stem die dezelfde boodschap zal verspreiden maar dan zijn er miljoenen stemmen die elkaar enkel versterken!

Neem deel aan protest!
1. Deel op social media foto van je kind mee op jacht!
2. Deel artikels op sociale media en uit je ongenoegen.
3. Mail naar de Poolse president een bericht:

voorbeeld (in het Engels maar het Nederlands kan ook, schrijf ook je persoonlijk verhaal, voeg een foto toe van jezelf met je vader of jezelf met je kind op jacht!)

Dear Andrzej Duda

I understand that the Polish parliament have proposed new hunting legislation that forbids anyone under the age of 18 to participate in hunting activities.

Obviously, a majority in the Polish parliament consider the exposure to hunting to be bad for children. It makes me incredibly sad that anyone objects to the most natural, healthy and animal friendly way there is to harvest meat for the household. It makes me even sadder that these anti-hunters feel so strongly about this, that they are willing to interfere with the parental rights of people thinking differently.

I am a hunter. I involve my children in hunting. It gives them a lot of knowledge about nature and a deep understanding of life and death. It is good for their mental and physical development. It teaches them responsibility. I consider it very healthy in the broadest sense of the word. I also think that it is my fundamental RIGHT as a parent to educate my children according to my own beliefs.

Allow me to quote a few words about parental rights concerning the education of children from the European Convention on Human Rights:

“the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions.”

It is a deeply rooted philosophical conviction of every hunter I know, that hunting is fundamentally good. It our chosen way of life to participate in nature as hunters and obviously we want to pass that philosophy on to our children. I believe that the legislation Poland is considering is a clear violation of human rights.

I hope you will send this proposed law back to parliament for some serious reconsideration.

Voorbeeld komt van Jens Ulrik Hogh van hunter at heart

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19 Mar 2018
FACE is very concerned about the amendments voted and accepted by the Polish Senate to the hunting law in Poland as they would literally kill longstanding Polish hunting traditions, culture and methods. The following changes voted by the Polish Senate will have major impacts on hunters:

1. A ban on the disturbance of wild animals in the case that there is no hunting purpose

Result: The amendment prevents hunters from effectively training and trialling their hunting dogs and falconers from training their birds of prey – an activity which is globally recognised as “Intangible Cultural Heritage” by UNESCO;

2. The appointment of the President of the hunters’ association by the Minister of Environment and the possibility to dismiss this person by the Minister after the opinion of the advisory board

Result: The amendment eliminates the self-governance of the Polish Hunting Association and is a direct attack on the principle of democracy;

3. There will be no penalties for the obstruction of a hunt

Result: The amendment allows opponents of hunting to conduct effective blockades and sabotage hunts with no punishment;

4. The ban of the participation of youths in hunting up to the age of 18

Result: The amendment eliminates the possibility of transferring hunting traditions from generation to generation.


FACE is furthermore concerned by two other scheduled amendments on the prohibition of the use of lead ammunition by 31.12.2019 and periodic tests for hunters every 5 years.

FACE fundamentally opposes the ban on the participation of youth in hunting, which is common in all European hunting cultures. Hunting is a natural and healthy way to source organic meat for the household. The participation of youth in hunting provides key knowledge about nature and a deep understanding of wildlife management and animal welfare. It is positive for the children’s mental and physical development.

FACE believes it is a fundamental right for parents to educate their children according to their own beliefs and customs, which this ban fails to respect. In this context, FACE wants to highlight Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights: “the State shall respect the right of parents to ensure such education and teaching in conformity with their own religious and philosophical convictions”. This new law also contradicts many key principles set out in the European Charter on Hunting and Biodiversity, which was adopted by the Standing Committee of the Bern Convention in November 2007.

We strongly urge the Polish President, Mr. Andrzej Duda, to reconsider these changes in line with the Bern Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights.


Oudste Jachtfoto

Denkelijk de oudste jachtfoto – uit 1857.
Het betreft een hert dat ontweid wordt na het schot.

En niet enkel de foto is opmerkelijk, ook de fotograaf, Horatio Ross (1801-1886). Op zijn 82e schoot hij 83 grouse met 82 schoten.

Foto 1853

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Hunting TV

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  1. stroperke

    als een vos dit beest de baas kan ,wat wil je dat kleinwild inclusief jonge reeën hen de baas kan . willen we nog jagen in vlaanderen , moet er een drastische wijziging komen nin predatie controle .

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Kunst met een link naar jacht heeft zeker een plaats op deze site, in dit geval wordt er gebruik gemaakt van kruit!

Britse humor

In deze goeie ouwe Britse serie only fools and horses (jammer genoeg niet bekend in België) was er altijd ruimte om de Britse traditionele maatschappij te bekritiseren. Soms was er zelfs ruimte voor wat schieten! Geniet mee


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