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The FACE Team in Brussels is looking for a Wildlife Policy Officer to join its small and dynamic team. FACE has a long involvement in EU nature and biodiversity policy formulation and implementation, with particular focus on conservation of migratory birds and promoting sustainable use. With the expansion of this sector FACE is enhancing its activities on policies including large carnivores and wildlife management. We’re looking for someone who is a self-starter, confident and professional. The ideal candidate should have some experience in project management, a background in environmental sciences, biology, forestry or similar and be quick to learn in new areas. You should be passionate about the work we do at FACE and willing to work hard to increase our capacities to monitor and contribute to improving knowledge of status of game species.
PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 10 February 2015 – The European Commission has presented a proposal to ban trade in products from seals taken in EU waters. In the very same proposal the Commission seeks to make it easier for seal products from Inuit hunts in Canada to be imported into the EU market. This proposal sets a dangerous precedent for sustainability and environmental ethics. It encourages the hunt of seals in EU waters, while at the same time restricting the use of what is being hunted - thus encouraging waste of the Union’s natural resources. The proposal also risks having a negative impact on EU fish stocks. The Commission proposal is part of a package to conform to a report in May 2014 by the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group, for which FACE provides the Secretariat, met in Kalø in Denmark 17-19 March, to plan for the revision of the AEWA Guidelines on Sustainable Harvest of Migratory Waterbirds, which will be completed later this year. Getting this project started has been a challenge but thanks to support from, Aarhus University, the Fondation François Sommer, and the Danish Hunters’ Nature Foundation who sponsored the meeting, the work is now underway. If successful the Guidelines, covering the entire flyway, will be submitted to the next AEWA Meeting of Parties in November this year.