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Wildlife Management Act No. 114.

Type of law
Date of original text

The purpose of this Act is to ensure the species and singular stock of wildlife, and create a basis for proper management of wildlife resources and in particular: to protect wild animals, especially in the breeding season; to secure the quality of quantity of the stock of wild animals through the creation of wildlife reserves and the establishment, re-establishment and protection of wildlife habitat, and; to regulate hunting and to secure that hunting shall place according to ecological and ethical principles (art. 1).
The Act is divided into 9 Chapters: Purpose of the Act (1); General wildlife management provisions (2); Hunting rights (3); Exercise of hunting rights (4); Wildlife reserves (5); Wildlife damages (6) Hunting signs and marking (7); Administration (8); Penalties (9).
The Ministry of Environment is the principal authority responsible for the administration of this Act and wildlife in Denmark. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 contain general rules regarding hunting such as rules prescribing when hunting is allowed and where, allowed and prohibited hunting methods, hunting methods, etc. Wildlife reserves may be established by the Ministry of Environment on land and in inland and marine waters under article 33. The Ministry, in management and conservation of wildlife, shall be assisted by a Wildlife Management Council (art. 51).
Date of consolidation/reprint
Consolidated version of Act No. 269 of 1993 as amended by Act No. 12 of 1997.
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Legislation status
in force
Legislation Amendment
Original title
Lov om jagt og vildtforvaltning.