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BENELUX CONVENTION ON THE HUNTING AND PROTECTION OF BIRDS (as amended) Objective ========= To harmonize legislation and regulations relating to hunting and the protection of wild birds in the three contracting States. Summary of provisions ===================== (a) Parties to standardize their classification of different types of game into four categories; (b) Parties to harmonize their regulations for open and closed seasons for hunting and for weapons, ammunition and means of hunting; (c) Areas in which shooting is permitted to have minimum dimensions; (d) Regulations concerning the transport and sale of game to be standardized; (e) Parties to protect birds, other than those classified as game, their eggs and their nests. Membership ========== Restricted to the three signatory States. Amendment Amendment Date of adoption 10. 6.1970 20. 6.1977 23.6.1987 Place of adoption Brussels, Luxembourg Belgium Date of entry into force 1. 7.1972 1. 2.1983 23.6.1987 Languages French, Dutch Depositary Benelux Economic Union Participant Entry into force ----------- ---------------- Belgium 1. 7.1972 Luxembourg 1. 7.1972 Netherlands 1. 7.1972 ***** .