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FACE represents 7 million European hunters and therefore a large group of active and passionate conservationists investing countless work hours and financial resources in the conservation of biodiversity and habitats. FACE developed the Biodiversity Manifesto in 2010 to demonstrate the pro-active role hunting plays in nature conservation. Many FACE Members and hunters are undertaking actions outlined in the Biodiversity Manifesto. FACE aims to provide concrete numbers & figures quantifying what hunters and their organisations do for Biodiversity. FACE will showcase existing examples of hunters engagement for biodiversity by presenting case studies of projects and intitiatives.
European Hunters’ Federation FACE, underlined during a conference organized in collaboration with the European Commission, the positive role of hunting in wildlife conservation and habitat restoration and claimed its right to be seen as a fully-fledged environmental organisation. The conference was inaugurated by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment who recognized hunters’ important role in wild bird conservation.
The representatives of the European hunting world from 23 countries gathered in Brussels for the annual FACE General Assembly on 4 - 5 September. The intensive meeting covered a broad range of topics impacting on hunting in Europe, with FACE Members discussing its activities in FACE’s 12 thematic work areas, each crucial to hunters - ranging from Member Services, to Animal Welfare & Health, Firearms & Ammunition and of course Nature & Wildlife Conservation.