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Trapping is a legitimate and indispensable activity for regulating wildlife populations. Without trapping, overpopulation of certain species - including invasive alien species - can occur, with serious potential consequences for human health, private property and ecosystems. FACE together with its partners developed the Best Practice Guidelines on Trapping Mammals in Europe with the aim to ensure a high standard of welfare for trapped animals and to minimise any non-target captures.
The EU Birds Directive came into effect 35 years ago. To mark this anniversary FACE, in collaboration with the European Commission DG Environment, will hold a Conference in Brussels on 23 September 2014, inaugurated by Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment.
Shooting is worth £2 billion to the UK and supports the equivalent of 74,000 full time jobs are two of the main findings of a recent survey commissioned by our Member the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) and further 16 organisations involved with shooting and the countryside in the UK.