By encouraging dialogue between stakeholders in the frame of the Large Carnivores Platform while at the same time pursuing an infringement procedure against a Member State with a wolf population in favourable status, the European Commission is assuming a contradictory and ambiguous policy on large carnivore management, creating at the same time the cause and the solution to the conflict.
Note on the European Commission’s request to Sweden to bring wolf hunting into line with EU standards
Since 2011, “CEEweb for Biodiversity” has been organising the “Green-Go Short Film Competition” which aims at rewarding short films on natural solutions to climate change, sustainable farming and the benefits of nature.
For the 2015 contest, there are three categories under which the films could apply:
1) OUR FOOTPRINT ON EARTH!
On Thursday the 21st of May, the European Commission hosted the second Natura 2000 award Ceremony in Brussels which aims to recognise excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.
On May 21st 2015, the European Commission hosted the second Natura 2000 Award Ceremony in Brussels which aims at recognising excellence in the management of Natura 2000 sites and conservation achievements, showcasing the added value for local economies, and increasing public awareness of Europe’s valuable natural heritage.
FACE and IAF signed a Memorandum of Understanding aiming at strengthening the cooperation between the two organisations on wildlife conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
In 1990, the Spanish Royal Federation of Hunting founded FECENCA, the Foundation for the Study and Protection of Nature and Hunting, intended to support scientific research on:
The Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group (WHSG) 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.
The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 3 March – the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – as World Wildlife Day. On this second observance of the Day, FACE fully supports the simple yet firm message that “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime”.
Although we know that wildlife monitoring is an integral part of wildlife management, there are still lacking data on e.g.:
- Spatio-temporal distribution
- Gender distribution
- Age patterns
- Health status
Best Practice Guidelines covering Castor fiber is the fifth and last in the series of Guidelines that FACE developed in cooperation with different organisation and FACE Members. Other Guidelines cover also Nyctereutes procyonoides, Ondatra zibethicus, Vulpes vulpes, Martes martes.