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EXCERPTS FROM THE CONSTITUTION OF IDUBA-SPAIN
CHAPTER I
DENOMINATION, AIMS, ADDRESS AND AREA OF EXPERTISE.
Article 1. With the term “Spanish Delegation of the International Deer and wild Ungulate Breeders Association” (IDUBA-Spain), it is constituted the Spanish delegation of the IDUBA as an ASSOCIACION created under the organic law 1/2002, of 22nd of March, and its additional rules, with law personality and full ability to work, with no aim to make profits.

Article 2. This association is constituted for an indefinite time.

Article 3. The association has the following aims:
1) Promoting the breeding of cervid species and other game ungulates in game estates, deer parks, farms and whatever other private premises whose aim is the sustainable exploitation as a way to promote the conservation of the natural environment surrounding these premises, helping at the same time to rural development of the area. Also, the association includes any type of company or person that, not being a deer breeder, participate or obtains its benefits from the exploitation of these animals, their environment, or subproducts (e.g., game tourism agencies).
2) The defense of the interests of the members and breeding of deer, game ungulates, and businesses based on these species as a economically sustainable business, as long as this defense is compatible with the defense of the sustainability of the environment, and with the existing laws. Additionally, IDUBA-Spain will seek armonizing both this defense with that carried out by other delegations of IDUBA in their own countries, seeking international cooperation and minimizing the problems between delegations/branches.
3) The international cooperation (…). Such international cooperation will be carried out through the following ways:
-Through exchange of electronic information through distribution lists, newsletters, or the web page of the association, translated to as many languages as the association can.
-Through the organization of an international congress or participating in others, where scientists and deer professionals show the Spanish members and those of other countries, as well as to other professionals of this sector, the potential improvement in their exploitations.
-Through whatever other means the general assembly considers appropriate to achieve these means.
IDUBA and IDUBA-Spain has a special aim derived from this international cooperation, to promote a quality brand IDUBA in such a way that all members can benefit. This quality brand is based on the reliability of the services and products offered for its members in each country, so that being member of IDUBA and observing a code of ethics creates the trust of users of these services and foreign customers in Spanish members, and vice-versa.
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Article 4. In order to achieve these aims the following activites will be carried out:
Relationships with the Public Administrations: IDUBA-Spain, with the aim to defend the interests of its members will promote a collaboration between its members and the different administrations of the State, and will also coordinate this collaboration at supra-national level (European Union and extra-UE).

Programs of training at national and supra-national level: IDUBA will promote the training of its members both at the level of start of deer and wild ungulate exploitation as well as perfectioning programs and higher levels. Of particular importance in this continuous training will be the organization of an international meeting on antlers and deer (EMAD).

Promotion of the internationalization of the sector: through the Exchange of information in the web page of IDUBA, of the contacts between members of different countries, and between other professionals and scientists assisting to the congress EMAD organized by IDUBA, through its different meetings of branches/members from different countries in the EU, Russia and other countries with the aim of promoting the international coordination in this sector, and through whatever other initiatives are approved in the general assembly of IDUBA or proposed by other national branches of IDUBA. Of special interest to IDUBA is the creation of a international quality trade-mark through its public image and that in media of as many countries as it is posible, so that members that wish so can make publicity in the web of IDUBA and benefit from this public image.

Publications and Comunication: We will promote the publication of articles in game and other type of magazines both at national and international level, or by whatever other means of publication or media that is promoted by the general assembly or the directive of IDUBA.

International Relationships: We will coordinate with organizations at supra-national level whose aims are similar and compatible with those of IDUBA-Spain, in addition to the expected coordination between the rest of branches of IDUBA.

Research and Development: IDUBA and IDUBA-Spain understand that their aims and the permanent training of their members can only be achieved through scientific studies, as well those in economics and of other types, all of which produce the developments on which is based the improvement of breeding of deer and that of other wild ungulates. Science and other types of studies also should help the increase of the compatibility between the conservation of nature and a greater profitability that makes more attractive this type of activity to new member breeders and others already existing. For this reason, IDUBA will promote the investment in R+D both with its own funding in as long as its economic turnover allows this, and also by defending the public investment in R+D in all countries and all levels of the Spanish administration, particularly promoting the R+D in applied studies on deer and other wild ungulates that help to fulfil the aims of the association.

Article 5. The association establishes its social address in: Albacete, Spain, (…) P.O. Box 1198, 02080 Albacete, and its main area of work for its activities in all the state of Spain.

CHAPTER II

REPRESENTATION BODIES

Article 6. About the manager and representation body: The association will be managed and represented by a Presidium, formed by: a President, a Vicepresident for matters of the European Union, a second Vicepresident or Secretary, a treasurer, and up to two other members of presidium. (…) All the positions of the presidium are not paid (in terms of salary). The association can, however, compensate for the costs incurred in by carrying out the representation of the association (such as travels, meals related to IDUBA, and any expense that will have to be accordingly justified). The positions will be appointed and revoked by the General Assembly among the potential candidates from their members, and the position will last 4 years, with possibility of indefinite re-election. (…)

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Articles 7 – 16.These deal about the roles of the Presidium, etc.

CHAPTER III

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Articles 17. About the General Assembly. The General Assembly is the supreme body of gobernment of the Association. It is formed by all the members, and on this resides the sovereignty of the Association. Its meetings are ordinary or extraordinary. In both cases, the Assembly is formed by all the members present in the meeting. Its agreements, made according to this constitution, oblige even those that are absent or disagree.

Articles 18-21. Are about the meetings, functions, etc. of the General Assembly.

CHAPTER IV

MEMBERS

Article 23. All persons with all the abilities to act and with interest in the aims of the association may be members of the association. In addition, these will have to comply with article 3 of the Law 1/2002 of Associations.

Article 24. The Association divides their members in two classes according to the nature of their activity, each type should comply with one of these classes to be member of IDUBA.

Article 24.1. Types of members according to their economic activity in relation to breeding of deer and wild ungulates. There are two classes of members:

  • Member breeders-producers of deer and wild ungulates (henceforth breeder members).

(… part only for Spanish members).

Thus, the following are considered as methods to breed deer and game ungulates acceptable for the association:

1º Those compatible with the conservation of nature and the habitat where the deer and ungulates live, in the form of fenced big game estates (or deer parks for the rest of Europe) with or without farm.

2º Those that breed these species in farms or semi-extensive and extensive (not in stable) premises, where despite the fact that they are separated by sex and age classes, their wild character is preserved so that they can be introduced back in the wild or game estates.

  • Non-Breeder members.

In general, this type includes those managing game estates with experience of at least one year, and managers or workers of companies whose business is based mainly in management of deer or wild ungulates, their touristic exploitation, companies of basic supplies to game estates and farms; companies organizing hunts, feed companies specialized in game nutrition, and whatever other that are accepted by the Presidium in first instance, and corroborated by the first general assembly after their registration. (…).

  • Sponsors of the Association. In addition to standard members, those whose membership is at least 4 times the membership fee will be considered sponsors. If such contribution reached 20% of the annual budget of the association, they will be considered special sponsors, and will have special rights as it is indicated in articles 6 and 26 of this constitution.

Article 24.2. Distinguishes between founder member, standard members, and honorary members (which do not pay because they contribute with their prestige to the association, like game magazines, scientists, etc.).
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Article 25. It is about the reasons to throw members out of the Association.

Article 26. The members (…) have the following rights:

  1. Right to show publicly their membership of IDUBA by any means, including the use of hte logo of IDUBA in their web ages, social networks, or whatever other means they wish. Equally, they have the right to include an link to the web page of the association, and, if they so wish to comply with the law 15/1999 (Spanish Data Protection Act), the web page of the association includes their name or that of their companies as members of IDUBA in order to obtain whichever benefits they can derive from the public image of IDUBA.
  2. To take part in the activities that the association organizes in order to fulfill its aims.
  3. To decide on the matters of the association, taking part in the meetings, general assemblies, and any other for which they are called to come, with the right to speak and vote.
  4. To choose and be eligible for the positions in the Presidium.
  5. Propose and support candidacies for the positions in the Presidium.
  6. To work in the positions for which they were elected.
  7. To receive information about the agreements of the governing bodies of the Association.
  8. Examine the documents of the association (… list of documents).
  9. Use the sevices of the Association, and enjoy the benefits offered by the Association.
  10. Use the rights of this constitution and those proposed in any agreement.
  11. Make suggestions to the Presidium to improve the Association and the achievement of its aims.
  12. Sponsor members have the right to be highlighted both in the web of the Association, as well as by any other means that the Association uses for its publicity following the agreement proposed by the Presidium and confirmed by the General Assembly. Special sponsors will have the additional right that their logos may be shown in a very highlighted way in all the meetings or events organized by the Association, and in the most highlighted place in the web page or social networks, signatures of the e-mail shown by the members of the directive, and whatever other means are considered by the General Assembly. (…).

Article 27-28. About the obligations of the members.

CHAPTER V. ECONOMIC REGIME. Articles 29-31.

CHAPTER VI. LAW REGIME. Articles 32-36

CHAPTER VII. DISSOLVING THE ASSOCIATION. Articles 37-39

ADDITIONAL ARTICLE
In everything that is not explicitly shown in this constitution, it will be applied the Organic Law 1/2002, dated 22nd of March, which regulates the right to associate.

In Albacete, 4th of Octuber 2013.