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Spring duck hunting in Sápmi, Norway: Indigenous cultural practices based on traditional knowledge. Sustainable customary use of biodiversity?

Sami Parliament of Norway, The Indigenous Region of Ávjovárri, Saami Bivddu ja Meahccastan Searvi/ Saami Hunting and Capture Organiastion

Date and Time
2 November 2011 13:15 - 14:45

Seventh meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions

Spring duck hunting is a saami tradition in the municipality of Kautokeino in Norway. The Sami Parliament and State authorities in Norway are now in consultations with the objective of achieving agreement for the future of spring duck hunting. Spring duck hunting is an indigenous cultural practice based on traditional knowledge, but are spring duck hunting sustainable customary use of biodiversity?