The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC)
The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC) is a politically independent advisory body, internationally active on a non-profit basis. Present in more than 80 countries, CIC’s global community advocates sustainable hunting through its knowledge, networks and valued traditions to benefit people and conserve nature.
During its 80 years of existence, CIC has gained global recognition as an independent advisor in the conservation of wildlife resources: in addition to its field work, it promotes the principle of sustainable use in international policy development. At this juncture, CIC is active in a variety of fields such as assisting in wildlife policy and law development, cooperating with UN organizations such as UNEP and FAO in order to help implementing wildlife management schemes. CIC is also in close collaboration with IUCN and other prominent international environmental conventions with relevance to wildlife conservation and management.
Tamas Marghescu, Director General
Mr. Marghescu started his career as a junior forestry officer in the Alps of Bavaria, Germany. He then served as Forestry Officer in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), both at its Headquarters in Rome, Italy, but also in the jungle of Thailand as the youngest Chief Technical Adviser of the UN system at the time. Back to Hungary, he supported the accession of Hungary to the European Union as German Government Adviser at the Hungarian Ministry of Environment, before building the presence of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) in Pan Europe as Regional Director and Permanent Representative to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium for almost 8 years. He joined the team of the CIC in January 2010 with the aim of bringing CIC to the forefront of wildlife conservation. He has devoted his life to nature, is a passionate hunter and is fortunate to have made his passion to his profession.