National teams made up of 4 contestants each for France, Italy and Spain gathered in the salubrious Provençal town of Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer to compete in the International Birdsong Imitation Championships. These 3 countries, rich in culture, contain the regions of the Mediterranean arc where the magical art of birdsong imitation is practiced and woven with passion into the very cultural fabric that make up these beautiful pockets of Europe where people are close to nature.
The European Commission has launched a European-wide consultation entitled “A common approach to reducing the harm caused by criminal use of firearms in the EU”.
The consultation involves completing an online questionnaire with multiple choice questions by 17 June.The results could be used to gain legitimacy from public opinion to unduly further restrict the legal acquisition and possession of civilian firearms. There is no link between the legal ownership of firearms and the illicit trafficking of firearms.
POSITIVE CONCLUSIONS FOR CITES CoP16 FOR HUNTING AND SUSTAINABLE USE
When the world’s largest wildlife trade summit concluded on 14 March in Bangkok, Thailand, hunters could rejoice over a number of victories for real conservation.
FACE welcomes today’s decision by the world’s largest wildlife trade summit to continue to allow international trade in polar bear products from sustainable hunting.
CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between 178 governments. Its aim is to regulate international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants at sustainable levels to ensure that this trade does not threaten their survival.