Az illegális vadászat elleni jogi szabályozás és a vadvédelem története Magyarországon : Irodalmi áttekintés esettanulmányokkal
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Illegal hunting, a major problem worldwide, has been a problem for legitimate wild game managers for centuries. Even the earliest legislation addressed wildlife damage caused by game and poaching that endangered the property and lives of others. Its perception varied as the relevant legislation changed, but it has always been a reprehensible act. The perpetrators were often motivated by hunger and the need to feed their families, sometimes by a passion for hunting or for financial gain. Poachers have always been very resourceful, efficient and dangerous, often using illegal weapons and tools, while protection of wildlife was never a factor behind their actions. The damage caused to wildlife and nature is enormous but can only be estimated. It is also important to know that illegal hunting and trade in game meat can be a source of animal diseases and zoonoses. The authors describe the legal regulations introduced to prevent and eradicate illegal hunting, including their impact on wildlife conservation, from the end of the 11th century to the present day. The current legislation is also summarised in the article, illustrating the main shortcomings with two case studies in the marking of shot game, as observed during official controls.