Joint efforts to formulate guiding principles of practice have been an important part of defining sustainable Nordic hunting tourism. A code of practice has been developed by the North Hunt team with the help of hunting tourism entrepreneurs and other stakeholders in the Nordic countries and Scotland. The code is based on local consensus on issues concerning hunting grounds, culture and business interaction.
Sustainability is the core value of the code of practice, which will provide a tool for hunting tourism networks to develop their activities and products. The code of practice contains 8 guiding principles of responsible and sustainable use of wild game species. Such use maintains the potential of biodiversity in order to meet the needs and aspirations of present and future generations, as well as maintaining hunting itself as an accepted social, economic and cultural activity. The code of practice can be used as a first step towards quality standards for the networks.
The Fact Sheet presenting thecode of practice.
The activity coordinator is Rural Business Development Ltd, Sweden
Contact: Håkan Gyllbring, hakan.gyllbring(at)hush.se
Existing ethical codes in the Northern countries (in English):
Ethical rules and criteria in Northern Sweden
Ethical rules for Finnish Hunting Tourism
Code of Ethics Newfoundland and Labrador Outfitter Association (NLOA)
Ethical rules of the Icelandic Reindeer Hunting Association