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18 Aug 2014

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 16 organisations involved with shooting and the countryside in the UK.

Findings of the study included: 

2 Jul 2014

Since 2000, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is conducting the project “Green shoots” which aims to achieve public conservation targets by working with the shooting community and partners to target conservation effort on land which is shot over.

They have found it crucial to produce evidence in order to demonstrate the scope of the work and the positive results of hunters’ contribution to wildlife and habitats. 

12 Jun 2014

FACE was one of the 8 parties signing the agreement that seeks to resolve conflicts occurring between humans and the increasing populations of wolves, bears, lynx and wolverine in Europe.

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27 May 2014

On 22 May the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body published its final decision on the EU ban on trade in seal products.

26 May 2014

The first ceremony for the European Commission’s Natura 2000 Award took place in Brussels on 21 May. The award aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and to demonstrate the added value of the Natura 2000 network for local economies and public on a yearly basis.

12 May 2014

The European Commission acknowledged hunters’ engagement for Natura 2000 by selecting the ChasNat 2000 project of the Regional French Federation of Hunters from Languedoc-Roussillon as finalist for the Natura 2000 award.

The award aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and to demonstrate the added value of the Natura 2000 network for local economies and public on a yearly basis. The award ceremony will be held on 21 May 2014 in Brussels.

7 May 2014

The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) on 10 - 11 May 2014 features the topic “Destination Flyways: Migratory Birds and Tourism” and aims to highlight the links between migratory bird conservation, local community development and wildlife watching tourism around the world.

1 May 2014

Following recommendations from the AEWA Technical Committee, and the event of the some species becoming up-listed under the IUCN Red List shortly before the 5th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in La Rochelle, in 2012 a resolution was passed urging parties to support the development of single species action plans for Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata), the Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) and the Velvet Scoter (Melanitta fusca), with prioritisation for the Long-tailed 

28 Apr 2014

FACE was involved in an EC project, ‘Sustainable management of Cormorant populations’ (with the acronym ‘CorMan’), as part of a stakeholder liaison group. The project which recently finished was running since 1 February 2011 and was led by the Aarhus University in Denmark. 

23 Apr 2014

At the FACE Members Meeting 2014 in Sweden the Nordic FACE Members showcased the hunting culture and traditions in their countries outlining the exceptional status hunting and hunters enjoy in this part of Europe. 

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