PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 21.4.2016 – One hundred and ten Members of the European Parliament from across the political spectrum belonging to the parliamentary Intergroup “Biodiversity, Hunting, Countryside” have a adopted a resolution which seeks to redress a number of unjustified amendments proposed by the European Commission limiting the legal acquisition and ownership of firearms by hunters and sport shooters.
The Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EU (FACE) and The International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC), have addressed the CITES Management Authorities in all European Member States. FACE and the CIC expressed their sincere concerns about the European Commission’s draft proposals for the forthcoming 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES in September in Johannesburg, South Africa.
In the past decade more women are joining Europe’s hunting community, actively engaging in conservation and championing sustainable hunting, and a real connection with nature. FACE is putting a special focus on women hunters and would like to learn more about hunting women and their motivations, challenges and viewpoints.We want to put a face and a name to hunters by showcasing individual women hunters on the FACE website.